POWER OF ATTORNEYS

 

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document delegating authority from one person to another. In the document, the maker of the Power of Attorney grants the right to act on the maker's behalf. What authority is granted depends on the specific language of the Power of Attorney. A person giving a Power of Attorney may make it very broad or may limit it to certain specific acts.


What are some uses of a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney may be used to give another the right to sell a car, home or other property. A Power of Attorney might be used to allow another to sign a contract, make health care decisions, handle financial transactions, or sign legal documents for the maker of the Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney may give others the right to do almost any legal act that the maker of the Power of Attorney could do.


Where may a person obtain a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is an important and powerful legal document. It should be drawn by a lawyer to meet the person's specific circumstances. Pre-printed forms are often a disaster and may fail to provide the protection desired.
 

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