With the recent changes in immigration law we are anticipating a significant increase in deportations. Are you prepared with a Power of Attorney should this happen to you?
A Power of Attorney (or POA) is a written document that allows a person to choose someone else (a legal adult) to act on their behalf regarding finances, property, business, or a child’s care. This is an invaluable tool for those facing the possibility of deportation or detention.
A POA can grant power to:
- Sign checks on behalf of the principal;
- Access the principal’s bank account;
- Care for minor children;
- Make decisions about a child’s schooling or healthcare;
- Buy and sell property;
- Ship personal property to another country.
There are two kinds of Powers of Attorney:
- General: these encompass a wide range of powers, and grant the agent the power to do almost anything on behalf of the immigrant; and
- Special: these grant the agent the power to do only the specific acts listed in the document.
We offer both General and Special Powers of Attorney to all current and potential clients. Give us a call today at (757) 464-9224 to ensure your house is in order should you suddenly face deportation proceedings.