If you were to become incapacitated and unable to handle matters on your own, the legal document known as a “durable power of attorney” gives a person of your choosing the power to manage your affairs. Although it might be unsettling to anticipate such a fate, it is important to make provisions for a durable power of attorney while you are still mentally and physically healthy. Once you have lost your legal capacity to sign a power of attorney, the only recourse is to pursue a guardianship, often a lengthy and costly process. When drawing up a power of attorney, it is important to rely on a lawyer for a document that is custom drafted to your circumstances.  It is imperative that your estate plan be tailored and monitored by an attorney who specializes in the area and who will take the time to explain all of your options. Please contact the Pruitt Law Offices S.C. at 262-633-8301, through our website at pruittlawoffices.com, or visit us at 731 Main Street in Racine.  We are your partners for professional service.