An interdiction is a legal process where a court is asked to determine, from testimony and other evidence presented, whether a person is unable to consistently make decisions regarding his/her person and/or their property, or to communicate those decisions. If such a finding is made, the court appoints someone to make these decisions for them. Without a power of attorney over the person in need of interdiction, an interdiction is the only way to obtain authority to manage the affairs of another person. Using a power of attorney gives someone of your choosing the right to make medical, mental health, and/or financial decisions for you should you become incapable of doing so yourself. You should consult an attorney to make sure the power of attorney will do what you intend it to do. Contact us at the Law Offices of Zachary Moffett for a complimentary consultation.