Powers of Attorney
Prepare for the unexpected by setting up a power of attorney in Nebraska. We’re here to help you make important decisions to protect you and your loved ones should you become incapacitated.
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We provide our clients with reputable legal representation while setting up a power of attorney. Talk with us to define clear goals for your future.
Deciding on a power of attorney now can help you feel secure later. We are here to help guide you through the process of setting up a power of attorney:
- Decide which type of power of attorney you need.
- Elect your agent.
- Decide what your agent will have authority over.
- Fill out and file your power of attorney form with us.
Types of Power of Attorney
By filing for a power of attorney (POA), you elect a representative to make decisions on behalf of your health and estate should you be unable to do so yourself. There are two main types of POAs.
A medical power of attorney, or a healthcare POA, is an elected agent who makes healthcare decisions on your behalf. Some of these decisions may include:
- Medical treatments and medication
- End-of-life care
- The doctors and hospitals used to administer your care
With a financial POA, an agent can only act on your behalf with select matters. These matters could include:
- Paying your bills and your family’s expenses
- Making bank deposits and withdrawals
- Collecting and managing your retirement benefits
- Selling or renting your properties
- Filing your taxes
Related Estate Planning Services
As you’re drafting legal matters in the case of your death, you may also want to pursue other legal services like inheritance tax, wills and trust, contracts, and more. Hightower Reff Law is prepared to represent you with all related cases, regardless of your circumstance.
Depending on the value of the estate, the assets, and the relationship of the beneficiary to the deceased person, Nebraska counties sometimes charge an inheritance tax. If you’re facing inheritance tax, contact our expert attorneys for representation in court proceedings and for legal advice when paying the fees.
We aim to secure our clients the most advantageous terms possible while ensuring the accuracy and enforceability of a contract. Work with Hightower Reff Law on your next legal agreement!
Wills & Trusts
Powers of attorney and wills go hand-in-hand. If you want to draft legal documents that determine more than just the person responsible for making medical and financial decisions for you, Hightower Reff Law can help.
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We’ll offer caring, expert support throughout your estate planning journey. Let us advocate for what’s best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a durable power of attorney?
A durable power of attorney is an agent that has authority to make decisions on your behalf even if you become mentally incapacitated.
What does a power of attorney do?
A power of attorney makes decisions about your estate and healthcare based on guidelines set by you.
How often should I make amendments to my POA?
We recommend reviewing your power of attorney every three to five years.
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