Life is full of twists and turns, both unexpected and expected. On one hand, tragedy may strike that physically or mentally limits your capacity. On the other hand, we all know that, unless interrupted, we’ll grow old and likely lose our capacity. At some point, most of us will lose the ability to handle our affairs. Before our judgment falters, it is in our best interest to assure someone we trust will be there to take care of our legal, financial, and health care matters. This is why we have the ability to assign a durable
power of attorney: so we can confer authority preemptive to our potential incapacity. Enter the Power of Attorney Assister (name subject to change), a simple, comprehensive, and easy-to-use solution to a gloomy legal concern. My QnA Markup enables users, from the comfort of their laptop, to inform themselves about the significance of and draft a document assigning a General Durable Power of Attorney. The Power of Attorney Assister is designed for a layman. It defeats unnecessary legal costs for the average Joe. Most importantly, it is entirely customizable.
Judges should note the customization qualities of my QnA Markup. Several optional and alternative clauses, paragraphs, and powers appear on the final document draft at the choice of the user, who merely selects a button to include provisions that they desire. At the end, they have the option to continue to edit their General Durable Power of Attorney. Of course, this is not legal advice, and users are recommended to present their drafted document to legal counsel for review. Optional/Alternative provisions include
- Assigning and alternative agent
- Limitations based upon a Health Care Proxy, where users may:
- Limit authority granted to agent as excluding authority granted to a proxy, or
- Grant health care related authority, or
- Opt to assign health care related authority to a separate agent (a link provided redirects to my sister QnA, the Health Care Proxy Assister).
- A “springing” durable power clause, or a “effective immediately” clause
- Recommended powers assigned to agent
- Options to enter limitations, either now or later
Judges may want to complete a draft several times, to see all the conditional provisions available to users. I hope you find my Power of Attorney Assister helpful, and feel free to draft a General Durable Power of Attorney for yourself while your judging!