We can assist you with the following Probate Matters:
**Advanced Health Care Directives
**Powers and Limited Powers of Attorney
**Waivers/Deferrals of Court Filing Fees
Below are a list of definitions pertaining to the above mentioned legal matters that we are able to assist with. Most definitions can be found in Black's Law Dictionary. Please understand we are not attorneys therefore we cannot provide you with legal advice and nothing written below can be construed as legal advice.
Power of Attorney - An instrument granting someone authority to act as agent or attorney-in-fact for the grantor.
a. Durable Power of Attorney - A power of attorney that remains in effect during the grantor's incompetency.
b. General Power of Attorney - A power of attorney that authorizes an agent to transact business for the principal.
c. Irrevocable Power of Attorney - A power of attorney that the principal cannot revoke.
d. Special Power of Attorney - A power of attorney that limits the agent's authority to only a specified matter.
Advanced Directive - (re: health-care) A durable power of attorney that takes effect upon one's incompetency and designates a surrogate decision-maker for health-care matters. A legal document explaining one's wishes about medical treatment if one becomes incompetent or unable to communicate.
Guardianship - One who has the legal authority and duty to care for another's person, or property, especially because of the other's infancy, incapacity, or disability. A guardian may be appointed either for all purposes or for specific purposes.
a. Guardian ad litem - A guardian, usually a lawyer, appointed by the court to appear in a lawsuit on behalf of an incompetent or minor party.
b. Special Guardian - A guardian who has special or limited powers over the ward's person or estate. Examples of this are guardians who have custody of the estate but not of the person, those who have custody of the person but not of the estate, and guardians ad litem.
Waiver - The voluntary relinquishment or abandonment - express or implied - or a legal right or advantage.
Defer - To postpone; to delay.
a. Deferred payment - A principal-and-interest payment that is postponed; an installment payment.
If what you are looking for assistance with is not on here please let us know and we will see if we can still assist you