Power of Attorney

Power of attorney is a legal document giving one person the power to act on behalf of another person. This legal document can authorize broad legal authority or limited authority allowing legal decisions to be made on the principal’s property and finance. The power of attorney is often used in the event of a principal’s illness or disability, or when the principal can’t be present to sign necessary legal documents for financial transactions.

Appoint a person or organization to manage your affairs if you become unable to do so.

There are many sound reasons to establish a power of attorney, as it assures that someone will attend to your financial affairs if you become incapacitated.
At Barnum, we work closely with you to create a comprehensive estate plan that protects your beneficiaries and assets, reflects your values, and clearly communicates your wishes. Our estate planning experts are here to answer your questions and offer you the peace of mind that you deserve.*

*Representatives do not provide tax and/or legal advice. Clients should confer with their qualified legal, tax and accounting advisors as appropriate.

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