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Durable Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorney | Hollywood FL

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This document allows a competent person in Hollywood, FL to name another trusted person to handle specifically delineated issues related to his or her financial matters and care management. It must be “Durable” and have specific language included in order to be considered a Guardianship substitute document. Effective October 1, 2011, Section II of Florida Statute 709 was created and is much more specific to the Durable Powers of Attorney as compared to the statute in existence prior to that date. “Durable” means that it survives ones mental incapacity. All Durable Powers of Attorney drafted correctly prior to that date are still effective; however, they are treated under the old law.

If you do not have an attorney who is knowledgeable in creating a Durable Power of Attorney, you will like find it is not valid. There are also many aspects and questions that our team will guide you through from needing a notary, the number of witnesses, and specific wording. Trying to create this document on your own or going to a Florida attorney who has no experience with such an important part of your estate planning can be a grave mistake. We have the know-how and years of experience, you require.