Tips for Choosing A Power of Attorney Agent

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In this video, Buffalo Estate Planning Lawyer Thomas F. Hewner gives guidance on how to choose your power of attorney agent. If you have questions about estate planning or choosing your power of attorney agent, please contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

  • Choosing a power of attorney agent is very similar to determining who will be your executor. Choose someone who takes care of business, handle bills and manage your accounts.
  • When choosing an executor, don’t necessarily pick the eldest son or the youngest son, but choose someone who has the time and ability to do the job.
  • Someone who is very busy is probably the best person, based on the old age wisdom that says, “If you need something done, give it to a busy person.”
  • Distance is not an issue. If a person is good at what they do, they’ll figure it out.

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