Powers of Attorney

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At Carlson, Edwards, and O’Connor, our estate planning attorneys assist clients regularly with the drafting and execution of
medical and general powers of attorney. These documents enable you to appoint an individual or
multiple individuals called agents to make decisions for you, in the event you cannot. Having a medical
and/or general power of attorney allows you to ensure your affairs are looked after, even if you are not
able to do so personally. In our experience, by the time a person needs to rely on a power of attorney, it
can often be too late to complete one. We recommend that all of our clients obtain medical and general
powers of attorney, to protect themselves, their families, and their financial and medical well-being.

A medical power of attorney is a document that authorizes another person to make medical decisions
for you, in the event you cannot do so yourself. For example, if a person is injured in a car accident, and
needs emergency surgery, their medical power of attorney can be advised of the situation, and involved
in making the decisions about what surgeries to have, at what hospitals, and when. Generally, a spouse
will appoint their spouse as their medical power of attorney. Clients have also appointed their adult
children to this role, or friends or family members with medical expertise. In any scenario, having a listed
medical power of attorney on file allows you to have seamless care, and to have a personal input,
through your agent, on the decisions made on your behalf.

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A general durable power of attorney functions in much the same way as a medical power of attorney,
except that instead of making decisions for your medical care, the agent appointed in your general
power of attorney will make financial decisions for you. For example, if you are travelling out of the
country and are injured in such a way that you must be hospitalized for a period of weeks, your agent
would be able to access your banking information, to ensure that your bills, including your mortgage and
taxes, are paid in a timely manner. The agent appointed in your general power of attorney can be a
family member, a friend, a financial advisor, or some other party you trust with your money. By creating
a general durable power of attorney, you can be sure that independent of your own circumstances, you
will have peace of mind knowing that your affairs are looked after.


At CEO attorneys, our estate planning package includes the creation and signing of both
medical and general durable powers of attorney. However, we are also able to prepare these
documents for you on an individual, a-la-carte style basis. Whether you are looking for a full estate plan,
or are simply looking to have documents in place for you when you travel, call our office today to discuss
your options. We are here to advise you on the possibilities, consequences, and utility of creating
powers of attorney, for you and your family’s benefit.

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If you have legal issues or questions, call us today. Our attorneys provide consultations to inform you about the law and will explain what we can do for you, if you decide you need an attorney to assist with your case.

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975 North Ten Mile Drive
Frisco, CO 80443

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56 Edwards Village Blvd. Unit 121, Suite 1
Edwards, CO 81632