ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System)

Arizona Power of Attorney

Why get a Power of Attorney ?

Also known as a POA. When a person requires someone else to act on their behalf, particularly if they become incapacitated or need assistance tending to important financial and medical issues, a Power of Attorney allows someone to act on their behalf or assist them.

Financial Power of Attorney

Financial Power of Attorney allows another person of your choice to handle financial transactions and assets on someone’s behalf. As a legal document preparer, Senior Planning can assist you with preparingan Arizona Financial Power of Attorney that meets your needs and specific requirements.

In our experience, when people use free fill-in-the-blank POAs from the State AG, or pre-written POAs off the internet, many financial institutions do not recognize these forms as being valid, even if notarized. If someone is incapacitated and the POA must be used, but fails, the next step could be Guardianship, which is costlier and more difficult to obtain than simply doing the POA correctly the first time. Therefore, it pays off to use a professional legal document service like Senior Planning to prepare your power of attorney.

Medical Power of Attorney

Medical Power of Attorney delegates the authority to make medical decisions on your behalf if you cannot make them for yourself. This canbe used in combination with other advanced directives. Senior Planning can assist you with the preparation of a Medical Power of Attorney for Arizona.

If someone is incapacitated and the Medical POA must be used, but a hospital or medical institution refuses to recognize it, an Emergency Guardianship must be sought, which is costlier and more difficult to obtain than simply doing the Medical POA correctly the first time.

Other Powers of Attorney

Other Powers of Attorney, covering issues such as mental healthcare orspecific financial transactions can also be prepared. Our agency can help you plan ahead by helping you with specific situations that you would like assistance addressing.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Planning’s Power of Attorney Services

Why Use a Document Preparer?

Legal document preparers are the perfect sweet spot for avoiding costly legal fees from attorneys, while also ensuring that your
documents reflect your wishes in a way that fill-in-the-blank forms simply cannot do.

Benefits of Having Things In Place

Having Power of Attorney documents in place can save you from having to go through costly Guardianship proceedings in the future andcan also prevent someone that you do not know from managing your affairs. If the person you are seeking a POA for is already incapacitatedor unable to make decisions for themselves, Senior Planning can also assist with the Guardianship process

Do I Need Custom Documents?

The benefit of having prepared documents is that everything can be tailored to your situation. In our experience, custom documents are more likely to be recognized by both financial and medical institutions when they are put into use.

Who Can Get Power of Attorney?

Anyone over the age of 18 who is of sound mind can grant Power of Attorney in Arizona. Senior Planning can answer any questions you may have regarding the various types of Power of Attorney.