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A power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. There are many do-it-yourself power of attorney forms available — most states have the form online. However, it is a good idea to have an attorney draft the form for you. There are many issues to consider and one size does not fit all.
The cost of a power of attorney will vary, depending on the lawyer. Many lawyers charge a flat fee to prepare estate planning documents, which includes a power of attorney.
Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
For Jeffrey Hammond, the practice of Elder Law is personal. Jeff’s many years of experience in law and in business did not prepare him for the crisis he faced in 2005 and 2006 when his father suffered a stroke and both of his parents suffered from dementia and other medical problems. At that time, Jeff began an i...
Jean Galloway Ball is certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a 1977 honors graduate of the National Law Center, George Washington University, and she did her undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1971. She is admitted to practice in Vir...
John Laster is a lawyer licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He limits his practice to wealth transfer planning, trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care decision-making issues, estate administration and related tax, elder law and disability concerns. Listed in The Best Lawyers...
Although hiring an attorney to draft a power of attorney costs more than doing it yourself, an improperly drafted power of attorney can end up costing a lot more in aggravation and attorney's fees down the line.
For more about the dangers of using a do-it-yourself power of attorney form, click here.