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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
In practice since 1987, Fairfax Attorney Evan Farr is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Specials Needs attorneys in Virginia and one of foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts. Evan Farr has been quoted or cited as an expert by n...
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...
Margaret A. O’Reilly is an estate planning and elder law attorney with over thirty-five years of legal experience. Attorney O’Reilly graduated from Duke University with a degree in psychology, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 15 y...
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.