There are many considerations that people have when it comes to setting up a power of attorney, from finding the most suitable candidate to revoking a power of attorney (both of these topics have been addressed in previous posts on this blog). However, some people may need to help a loved one set up a power of attorney, whether they need support from someone they trust or you want to make sure that their interests are protected. Regardless of the reasons why a power of attorney is necessary, it is critical to approach the process correctly.
Your loved one may not believe that they even need to move forward with a power of attorney, even though you are convinced otherwise. In these instances, it is important to do what you can to show people the advantages of this opportunity and help them make the decisions that are best for their health and finances. You should try to avoid coming across as pushy or forceful, since you do not want your loved one to feel as if they are being taken advantage of or coerced into making an important decision.
It is very important to find accurate answers to any of your questions or your loved ones’ questions and concerns, which is why some people consult a legal professional for further assistance. Setting up a power of attorney may seem stressful, but it can provide a sense of relief knowing that a loved one’s interests (or your own interests) are being protected.