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For many people, it is difficult to think ahead to a time when they may become incapacitated and unable to make major decisions for themselves. Yet, thinking ahead and planning for such a future is necessary for those who want to ensure hard decisions regarding health care, treatment and life support are left to persons they trust. A power of attorney is a document that appoints a person—called the “attorney-in-fact” or “agent”—to act on your behalf should you become incapacitated for whatever reason. The scope of power this person has depends on the language of the document and the type of power of attorney you use. Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC can guide you toward the best document for your needs.
New Mexico recognizes four types of power of attorney: General, Limited, Durable and Springing. Our Albuquerque estate planning attorneys will help you better understand the purpose of each:
Regardless of the type of document you choose to use, it is vital that you select an agent whom you trust to act only in your best interests.
Call us to interview our Albuquerque-based team and take the legal action required to move towards a better future.