Kim Hegwood recently was a special guest on the Parent Projects Podcast to discuss the crucial topic of “Responsibilities of Being a Power of Attorney.”  Kim’s extensive experience in estate planning and elder law allows her to provide invaluable insights to the Parent Projects’ national audience and offers listeners a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities and significance associated with being appointed as someone’s agent for power of attorney.

This podcast serves as a valuable resource for individuals who are navigating the complex landscape of legal decision-making. The information provided in this podcast will give you clarity on the fundamental aspects of these legal documents and empower you to make informed choices regarding your own or your loved one’s affairs.

Be sure to tune in to the latest episode as we discuss the various types of powers of attorney documents and explain their distinct purposes and implications. We also discuss common misconceptions surrounding powers of attorney, debunking these myths and clarifying these misconceptions that could hinder your ability to make an informed decision. From statutory durable power of attorney to healthcare directives, Kim explains the nuanced differences between them and highlights the importance of selecting a trusted person to serve in this type of capacity should you be unable to make your own decisions.

Click here to listen to this special podcast.


Whether you are settling the estate of a loved one who has passed away without a will or you are planning for the future, hiring an estate planning attorney is critical. A Texas attorney can provide clarity and guidance for your loved ones during the probate or estate planning process.

A good lawyer will help you navigate the complex legal system and ensure your loved one’s assets are distributed fairly. Remember, the lawyer you choose will represent your interests in court and engage with other legal professionals on your behalf. Making a wise choice in this matter is crucial to safeguarding your legacy.

Don’t leave anything to chance regarding your estate planning needs. Seek professional legal advice from Your Legacy Legal Care.

Contact us today for a consultation.

Written by Kimberly Hegwood, an experienced Texas Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney and the founder of the Your Legacy Legal Care in Houston, Texas.  Attorney Hegwood is a Member of the National ElderCare Matters Alliance, and she and her law firm have a Featured Listing on – America’s National Directory of Elder Care / Senior Care Resources to help families plan for and deal with the Issues of Aging.

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We look forward to helping you plan for and deal with your family’s Issues of Aging.


Responsibilities of Being a Power of Attorney was last modified: July 13th, 2024 by Kimberly Hegwood