Power of Attorney (POA)

Overview of Power of Attorney

Empower yourself and your loved ones with the comprehensive Power of Attorney (POA) services offered by Keller, Barrett & Higgins. Led by our dedicated attorneys, Whitney Ellison and Ellen Keller, our firm specializes in crafting legally binding POA documents tailored to your specific needs in Cincinnati, OH, and surrounding areas.

Understanding Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that grants an individual or organization the authority to act on behalf of another person in legal or financial matters. By designating a trusted agent or attorney-in-fact, you can ensure that your affairs are managed according to your wishes in the event of incapacity or absence.

Types of Power of Attorney

There are several types of Power of Attorney documents, each serving a distinct purpose and offering varying levels of authority:

  1. General Power of Attorney: Grants broad authority to the agent to handle financial and legal matters on behalf of the principal. This type of POA is often used for temporary or specific purposes, such as managing finances during a period of illness or travel.
  2. Durable Power of Attorney: Similar to a general POA but remains in effect even if the principal becomes incapacitated. A durable POA is essential for long-term planning and ensuring continuity of care and financial management in the event of disability or illness.
  3. Limited or Special Power of Attorney: Provides the agent with limited authority to perform specific tasks or transactions on behalf of the principal. This type of POA is commonly used for real estate transactions, business dealings, or other specific purposes.
  4. Healthcare Power of Attorney (Medical POA): Authorizes the agent to make medical decisions on behalf of the principal if they are unable to do so themselves. A healthcare POA ensures that your healthcare wishes are respected and that you receive the care you desire, even if you cannot communicate your preferences.
  5. Springing Power of Attorney: Becomes effective only under certain conditions specified by the principal, such as incapacity or disability. A springing POA offers an added layer of protection by ensuring that the agent's authority is activated only when needed.

Why Choose Keller, Barrett & Higgins for Power of Attorney Matters?

           + Experience and Expertise: With years of experience in estate planning and probate law, Whitney Ellison and Ellen Keller possess the knowledge and skill to draft comprehensive and legally binding Power of Attorney documents tailored to your specific needs.

            + Personalized Attention: We understand that every individual's situation is unique. That's why we take the time to listen to your concerns, assess your goals, and provide personalized legal solutions that meet your needs and protect your interests.

            + Compassionate Advocacy: Dealing with legal matters can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to planning for incapacity or end-of-life care. Our attorneys offer compassionate guidance and support throughout the process, ensuring that you and your loved ones are treated with dignity and respect.

             + Thorough Planning: We take a proactive approach to estate planning, helping you anticipate and address potential challenges before they arise. By carefully crafting your Power of Attorney documents, we can help you achieve peace of mind knowing that your affairs are in order and your wishes will be honored.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don't wait until it's too late to plan for the unexpected. Contact Whitney Ellison and Ellen Keller at Keller, Barrett & Higgins today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward securing your future with a comprehensive Power of Attorney plan.