Choose Your Agent for Your Power of Attorney Carefully

It can sometimes be difficult to choose who will act as your agent for your power of attorney. You should, however, carefully consider who this person will be.

The reason you should exercise caution and care is that whoever you do appoint as an agent will have the opportunity to access and manage your assets at a time when you may not be able to supervise them. They may also be making important medical and care issues regarding your person.

First and foremost, you should consider only persons that you find trustworthy. If a person cannot meet this minimal requirement, you should not consider them as a candidate.

Once you have discerned that someone you’re considering is trustworthy enough, you should consider other factors such as where the potential agent lives, their education, their experience, and how close they are to you personally.

If you are still having trouble deciding, you should consult family, friends, or an attorney to advise you on your decision. If you have any questions about powers of attorney, you should consult an experienced estate planning attorney like ours at Losavio & DeJean, LLC, The Louisiana Elder Law Firm

Get in touch with us today by contacting our firm online or calling (800) 835-5864.