On occasion people have asked me to explain the difference between guardianship and power of attorney and which one is appropriate for them. While I cannot answer that for your specific situation, I think having a little knowledge before talking to a lawyer is a good thing. By having a little bit of knowledge you … More Guardianship vs. Power of Attorney
The Law Offices of Michaella Levandoski, PLLC want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. This is the time of year family gathers together to celebrate. Many families enjoy this time of year, and it is a great time of year to reflect on all the changes that have happened in the last year … More Thanksgiving – Time with Family
North Carolina recently changed the statutes the involved regarding Power of Attorney, repealing the forms and replacing them with new ones. What does this mean for people who already have a Power of Attorney paperwork completed and notarized? First, you should always consult a lawyer to know specifics for you situation. Most times the state … More What happens when the law about my will or power of attorney changes?
The North Carolina General Statues Chapter 32A states how to legally create a Durable Power of Attorney Below is a slideshow presentation I have created to help explain part of the North Carolina General Statutes that explains what is a Durable Power of Attorney. It is important to have on record who you want making … More NC – Durable Power of Attorney
The North Carolina General Statues Chapter 32A and Chapter 90 state how to legally create a Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will. Below is a slideshow presentation I have created to help explain part of the North Carolina General Statutes that explain what each are. It is important to have on record who you … More NC – Healthcare Power of Attorney
If a couple ever gets divorced they need to change more than just a relationship status. Durable Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorneys are not changed automatically with a divorce. Each party of the divorce needs to redo these documents to indicate that you no longer want this person to make medical decisions … More Divorce – impact on legal documents
I encourage my clients to have BOTH a Durable Power of Attorney and a Healthcare Power of Attorney. Why? Because they cover two different aspects that will need to be covered should you not be able to make these decisions. A Healthcare Power of Attorney addresses medical issues, and the person you select to make … More Durable vs. Healthcare Power of Attorney