How is a power of attorney done?

Asked on November 14, 2013 under Estate Planning, Massachusetts


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You can generally go to an attorney and get one drawn up inexpensively.  The person granting the other person POA then signs the document and gives it to the person with POA to copy and use as appropriate.  There are different kinds of POA.  Some are just for medical purposes, some for financial purposes, some for all purposes.  If you don't want to hire an attorney, there are legal forms available on the Internet for a fee, or you can purchase software.  Be careful however that you get the right kind of POA; don't be penny wise and pound foolish.

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