Tampa Power of Attorney

Our Tampa power of attorney lawyers can provide you with the help you need regarding the use and enforceability of powers of attorney.  A power of attorney is a legal document that transfers authority that would usually belong to one person to a different person.  This process allows the “principal” to give an “agent” the ability to make decisions on the principal’s behalf.  These documents can grant broad decision making authority or relatively limited authority.

Experience Providing Tampa Power of Attorney Services

Tampa power of attorney documents come up regularly in our practice.  Whether the authority delegated in a power of attorney purports to delegate authority over children in a family law matter, or to delegate authority to make financial decisions in a business law case, or to control the financial dealings and assets of an older family member in an estate planning matter, powers of attorney are a regular part of our practice.  If a power of attorney needs to be drafted we can provide that service, but we can also advise you of your rights if you are the person who has delegated authority using one of these documents or you are the person who has authority delegated to you.  We can also help you terminate a power of attorney and we can advise you as to whether a Tampa power of attorney drafted in another state will be enforceable here in Florida.

Different Types of Power of Attorney in Tampa, Florida

As a general matter, a power of attorney allows another person to make decisions on your behalf.  They can be used to allow someone to sell your property for you, to handle your financial dealings, or to make your health care decisions as just a few examples.  You may find do-it-yourself forms to create a power of attorney online or in books, but using these documents without the assistance of a lawyer can be dangerous.  Because the technical language in a power of attorney can be very broad or very narrow, using do-it-yourself measures may result in unintended and irreparable consequences.  You should also seek out the advice of a Tampa power of attorney to understand what type of power of attorney is right for you.  The different types include:

  • Limited Power of Attorney: This type of power of attorney only grants an agent the authority necessary to perform a specific act.
  • General Power of Attorney: This type of power of attorney grants very broad authority to the agent to do any legal act on the behalf of the principal.
  • Durable Power of Attorney: A durable power of attorney is a type that stays in effect even when the principal becomes incapacitated.  These documents are required to contain specific language under Florida law.

Contact our Tampa Power of Attorney Law Firm

If you are in need of the services of a Tampa power of attorney lawyer, you should contact the offices of Bubley & Bubley, P.A.  You can reach us at (813) 963-7735.  Find our office at 12960 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618.

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