Residents of Wyoming, Utah and Idaho: Have You Designated a Power of Attorney?

by Norris Law Group on August 20, 2014

Residents of Wyoming, Utah and Idaho: Have You Designated a Power of Attorney?As a resident of the great American West, you may count yourself among very strong, independent, and hearty folk. The thought of getting older or falling victim to a serious illness or accident may rarely cross your mind, and frankly, you may enjoy a very long, healthy, and happy life. Of course, this is what we all wish for.

Reality, however, can rear its ugly head from time to time, and bring even the best laid plans to a screeching half. Illness, accidents, surgeries, or natural disasters may occur, and sometimes, even the most “hale and hearty” among us can be rendered incapacitated for a time—or forever.

Such circumstances are devastating, and are often completely unexpected. What can you do to protect yourself and your family in the event that you become incapacitated and cannot make decisions for yourself?

The legal system offers one answer in the form of a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is a written document in which you agree to grant another person the power to make decisions and perform actions on your behalf in the event of your incapacity. This may include actions such as signing your name to legal documents or checks, or making decisions for you. There are two main types of Powers of Attorney: a financial Power of Attorney, or a medical Power of Attorney. You may designate one person or different people to serve in each role. An skilled state planning attorney can help you decide whether a setting up Powers of Attorney may be a good decision for you and your loved ones.

Attorney Graham Norris and his associates at the Norris Law Group serve the residents of Utah County, UT and throughout Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Contact them today at 801-932-1238 or online for a free consultation.

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