Powers of Attorney And Advanced Directives
Even the most basic estate planning counseling will often involve some discussion with clients about powers of attorney, their effect, limitations and the consequences of certain decisions. In nearly every case, these documents can be perfectly effective mechanisms permitting someone to make important decisions for the client at a time when they are no longer able. At the same time, many of our clients are surprised to learn that these simple documents can carry with them some very important legal consequences.
Generally speaking, there are two types of powers of attorney used in Texas – those that cover decisions of a medical nature, and those that cover non-medical decisions, such as decisions regarding property.