Fort Worth Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a written document that gives an individual the ability to make medical and/or financial decisions on another's behalf. They can be important documents for anyone who can no longer manage these important decisions on his or her own. At the Law Offices of Paula R. Moore, in Fort Worth, Texas, we can meet with you to discuss the option of a power of attorney and answer any questions you may have.

Our attorney, Paula R. Moore, has more than a decade of experience helping individuals and families throughout Tarrant County with their estate planning needs. She takes a practical approach to legal issues, making certain that the estate planning documents accurately convey your wishes. Contact our law firm to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.

Types of Powers of Attorney

There are two primary types of powers of attorney:

Durable power of attorney: This document gives another individual the authority to make financial and other important business decisions on your behalf. He or she can also complete transactions on your behalf, such as pay rent, pay your mortgage, sign checks and sell stocks, among other things.

Medical power of attorney: A medical power of attorney authorizes another individual to make health care decisions on your behalf, such as where you will go to the hospital for necessary care. It is important to choose someone who you know has your best interests at heart.

Advance Health Care Directives

Another tool available to you is an advance health care directive, or living will. This document expresses your wishes to a physician regarding the use of life-saving measures in the event of incapacitation. For instance, you can express whether you would like to be put on life support and for how long. Making these decisions may seem hard, but they can save your family time, frustration and the guilt of having to make them without your direction.

Get Legal Help With Advance Health Care Directives in Tarrant County

To discuss powers of attorney, advance health care directives and other estate planning documents with an experienced lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Paula R. Moore. From our office in Fort Worth, we represent clients throughout Tarrant County.