Illinois powers of attorney

Illinois Powers of Attorney

Power of Attorney Primer
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows a person, known as the principal, to designate some other person or entity, known as the agent, as the party to handle the principal’s property or health care affairs.  The power of attorney document can grant broad or limited authority to the agent, known as an “attorney in fact”, to act on behalf of the principal.  A basic power of attorney grants an agent the power to do anything the principal could do.  Thus, if a principal is incapacitated, the agent has no ability to deal on behalf of the principal.  However, a power of attorney can be “durable”, meaning that it can survive the incapacity of a principal.  A durable power allows for control of assets or health care decisions when a principal is mentally unable to make decisions.

Power of Attorney For Property
Here is a copy of the Illinois statutory short form durable power of attorney for property.
Here is a copy of the Illinois Power of Attorney Act 755 ILCS 45 pertaining to property.

Power of Attorney for Health Care
Here is a copy of the Illinois statutory short form power of attorney for health care.
Here is a copy of the Illinois Power of Attorney Act 755 ILCS 45 pertaining to healthcare.

Services and Fees
We provide full service for the drafting of powers of attorney for property and health care.

How to Get Started
The first step to obtain a power of attorney is to give us a call. We are generally willing to have a short (5 to 15 minutes) initial discussion over the telephone to determine if we can assist in your situation and to determine if we might be an appropriate match to work with you.  Face to face Initial consultations are by appointment only and a consultation fee is generally charged. To get this process started, please feel free to contact Richard Magnone via email or by phone at 773-399-1122.