When you require a succession lawyer to guide you through the complexities of appointing an executor after you have passed, Matthias Duensing can be at your service. Our priority is to provide practical, sound counsel on how to create a Will that mirrors your wishes. Amidst tragedy and death, emotions can run high. Our legal counsel at Duensing Law has the reputable knowledge, experienced legal professionals and the imperative attention to Will details so that nothing needs revisiting once it is composed.
We answer your questions regarding the legal differences between the Power of Attorney (POA) and guardianship and why you need a reliable succession lawyer that can assist you.
What is the difference between Power of Attorney and guardianship?
An attorney is appointed by an individual who is mentally capable to do so, while a guardian is appointed by the court or the Office of Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT). If the guardian is appointed by the court or OPGT, it might not be the same individual that the mentally incapable person would have chosen.
It is wise to appoint an attorney to help represent an individual’s personal items and property and avoid a guardian being appointed.