Power of Attorney

Bellevue Power of Attorney Lawyer

Empower Your Loved Ones

At Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC, we understand the importance of having a Power of Attorney (POA) in place. A POA is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf if you become unable to make decisions for yourself. This can happen due to illness, injury, or incapacitation.

Our experienced Bellevue POA lawyers can help you create a power of attorney that meets your specific needs and ensures your wishes are followed. We serve clients throughout Washington.

Secure your future with a power of attorney lawyer in Bellevue. Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC can help ensure your wishes are protected in times of need. Contact us for personalized guidance online or call (206) 203-8802.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

There are several types of POAs, each designed to address specific needs and circumstances. From managing finances and healthcare decisions to addressing specific purposes or durations, understanding the types of POAs available is essential for effective estate planning and ensuring your interests are protected.

Our attorneys can help with:

  • General Power of Attorney:  Delegate financial control while maintaining decision-making power.
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney: Empowers someone to make medical decisions if you can't.
  • Durable Power of Attorney: Remains in effect even if you become incapacitated, ensuring ongoing decision-making.
  • Limited Power of Attorney: Grants specific authority for designated purposes or durations of time.

The POA Process

Whether you need a General, Limited, Durable, Healthcare, or Financial power of attorney, our skilled team can guide you to creating a POA that protects your interests. Below is an overview of the power of attorney process.

Step 1: Determining the Type of POA Needed

Before creating a power of attorney, you must determine the type of POA you need. This depends on the principal's intentions and circumstances. For instance, a General POA grants broad authority to the agent over various matters, while a Healthcare POA specifically covers medical decisions.

Step 2: Choosing a POA Lawyer

It's essential to choose an attorney with expertise in estate planning and POAs, especially one familiar with Washington State laws. At Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC, our qualified Bellevue POA lawyer can provide valuable legal advice, explain your options, and ensure that your document complies with state regulations. They will also act as a trustworthy advisor throughout the process, helping the principal make informed decisions regarding the appointment of an agent and the scope of powers granted.

Step 3: Drafting the POA Document

A power of attorney is a legally binding contract that outlines the principal's wishes, the agent's responsibilities, and the scope of authority granted. It must be carefully drafted to align with Washington State laws.

A knowledgeable Bellevue POA attorney will draft the document accurately, ensuring it meets all legal requirements. They will customize the document to reflect the principal's specific needs and intentions.

The attorney will also provide clear instructions on how the POA should be executed, including any limitations or conditions.

Step 4: Executing and Notarizing the Document

Once the POA document is prepared, the principal should sign it in the presence of a notary public. If necessary, two witnesses may also be required. Notarization plays a crucial role in confirming the document's legitimacy and legality, ensuring the principal's signature is authentic and voluntary.

Consult with an Experienced Bellevue POA Attorney

Our Bellevue POA attorneys will closely collaborate with you to grasp your specific circumstances and craft a document tailored to your requirements. We recognize the significance of a thorough estate plan and can guide you through the process seamlessly.

Get in touch to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. We proudly assist clients across the greater Seattle area, dedicated to delivering personalized, top-tier legal services to all our clients.

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"Highly recommended! Jerimy was able to easily answer all our questions and complete all documentation/planning for the trust."

- Ryan H.

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Recent Case Victories
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    Mr. Kirschner and his co-counsel were successful in uncovering exploitation and misuse of the ward’s funds by the ward’s father which resulted in the father being charged and sentenced for exploitation of a vulnerable person.

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    Mr. Kirschner brought a successful suit by members of the LLC to have a receiver appointed over Tyche Entertainment, LLC and dissolution. At trial, Mr. Kirschner was successful in showing over one million dollars in improper transfer to managers and obtained an award for his client.

  • Charlotte Louise Bentley v. Estate of Lacy Elaine Willequer
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    The action was brought after guardians of the elderly and disabled Charlotte Bentley discovered that her home had been transferred away to an estranged family member. Mr. Kirschner was able to successfully and quickly obtain the return of her home without trial.

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    Practicing Law since 2010 and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.

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    Washington, Nevada, the United States District Courts for Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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