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Choosing A Power Of Attorney To Look Out For You

A power of attorney is a legal document that appoints someone with the ability to act on your behalf to make decisions regarding your finances, medical directives, real estate and other related assets. Having a power of attorney (POA) can keep your loved ones from fighting about your wishes when you cannot answer their questions due to illness or injury, but appointing a POA in Missouri can be more complex than you expected.

At Banjak & Associates, LLC, we have more than three decades of experience helping clients with all facets of estate planning. From creating a will to appointing a POA, we can help you through your estate planning needs to protect your wishes when you are not able to defend them on your own.

How To Appoint Your POA

We know how to appoint a POA in Missouri, and we can guide you through the steps of appointing someone with as little time and complication as possible. Our experience and knowledge can make quick work of steps, including:

  • Completing the necessary forms
  • Acquiring the signatures of the relevant parties
  • Ensuring a legal notary is present for the signing
  • Gathering valid witnesses to watch the POA appointment
  • Filing the POA appointment with the county

One of the most common forms of a POA is a durable power of attorney. This form of POA will remain valid even if illness or injury incapacitates you or leaves you incompetent. When we are helping you, you can rest easy knowing that we are taking the proper measures to defend your best interests securely.

Protect Your Wishes With Confidence

When illness or injury keeps you from specifying your medical or financial wishes, you want to be sure someone you trust is looking out for you. Let our team help appoint a proper POA you can depend on. Call our St. Louis office at 314-886-5001 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.