Power of Attorney

Columbus Estate Planning Lawyers

A power of attorney is a legal document that can allow you to clearly communicate your wishes for medical care and end-of-life healthcare. When used together, a living will and a power of attorney is the best way to specify your wishes for healthcare in the event that you cannot speak for yourself. When you need to draft your power of attorney directive in Ohio, speak with a Columbus estate planning lawyer from The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.

The Columbus lawyers at The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. have been helping individuals and families with their legal matters in Ohio since 1996. Led by Founding Attorneys Jon J. Saia and Richard A.L. Piatt, our firm is dedicated to providing strong, effective legal representation to our estate planning clients. We have committed more than 100 years of combined legal experience to serving our community and helping clients make proactive decisions that have provided them with peace of mind for the future!

Types of Powers of Attorney

Each type of power of attorney serves a different function and purpose. Knowing the different types of powers of attorney can help you protect your wishes for healthcare, your finances, children, family, and property. Types of powers of attorney include:

  • Durable power of attorney
  • General power of attorney
  • Healthcare power of attorney
  • Limited power of attorney
  • Springing power of attorney

Our Columbus estate planning lawyers are knowledgeable in a wide range of practice areas, including estate planning law, elder law, and family law. If you are considering establishing a power of attorney, we can listen to your specific goals and objectives and determine which power of attorney can be utilized to best suit your needs. Your effective estate plan begins with consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer from The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.

Why do I need a power of attorney document?

A power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes another person to act on your behalf. A trustee with power of attorney can be granted complete authority over your decisions or can be granted limited control over certain acts or certain circumstances. Specific Ohio laws define several kinds of legal documents by which a person may name a trustee to speak for them, including through establishing a living will or a last will and testament.

If you would like to establish a power of attorney, a Columbus estate planning lawyer from The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. can help! A power of attorney can give your trustee the authority to act on legal matters and make healthcare decisions on your behalf. If you choose, your trustee can also be granted the authority to manage or liquidate your assets. This responsibility only enhances the importance of choosing a person who is trustworthy, dependable, and can ensure that your wishes are followed when you cannot speak for yourself.

We have been trusted by countless individuals to lead them through their power of attorney decisions. When you are ready to discuss your estate plan, we are ready to listen! We believe that the first step to protecting your future begins with a free case evaluation, so contact The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. today.