A power of attorney is a document that authorizes another person to do something on your behalf. If you or someone you know has been a victim of flood damage, executing a power of attorney to authorize someone else to deal with FEMA or your insurance adjuster on your behalf may be very helpful and convenient. Similarly, perhaps you want to authorize someone else to be able to speak and contract with utility companies, contractors, your bank, or any other entity.
If your elderly parents had flood damage, perhaps they would like to rely on you to take care of the discussions and paperwork for them. If you find it difficult to find time and attention to devote to these issues during the day, because for instance you are busy or out of touch at work, you may want to give someone else the authority to have those discussions for you.
If you want more information, call our office and we will be happy to discuss your situation. If related to flood damage, we will also be happy to draft and execute a power of attorney for you at no charge.