In light of increased immigration enforcement throughout the country, undocumented immigrants and immigrants facing deportation, may worry about handling their necessary affairs if they are unexpectedly detained or deported. Fortunately, with proper planning, there is a simple step that you can take to protect both your property and your children. A power of attorney is a written legal document that allows you to designate another person to act on your behalf with respect to property, finances, and children. Under a valid power of attorney, you can give another person the authority to write checks from your bank account to pay your bills, manage your small business, and seek medical care for your children. A power of attorney also allows the person you designate to make educational decisions for your child, purchase a vehicle, or sell real estate.

You should be sure to consult with an attorney in order to make sure that you have covered all of your bases and included all of the provisions that are important to you. This will help ensure that you do not leave anything out of your power of attorney. At the Law Office of S.A. Peterkin, we care about you and your family, and want to help you get your affairs in order in the event of your absence. We focus our law practice on all immigration - related matters including deportation defense, which is why we expend all of our efforts in protecting the rights of immigrants including those who are facing potential deportation.




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