How to Write a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document granting a trusted individual the right and responsibility of caring for the assets and overall well-being of another person when they become incapacitated. While all power of attorney documents differ in their precise wording, there are some common provisions that you can use to guide your decisions, the first being, granting the assigned person authority to act on your behalf.

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What Is Power of Attorney?

Power of attorney is an important legal concept for many people to get to know. Power of attorney allows someone else to act on your behalf in a variety of situations.

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What is the procedure for establishing power of attorney?

The circumstances have arisen where you foresee a time when you may need someone else to have power of attorney over your affairs in order to make decisions and take action on your behalf. Here are the steps you should follow to successfully give another power of attorney over your affairs.

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What Is a Health Care Power of Attorney?

A health care power of attorney or a health care proxy is a document that designates a person or persons you name and authorizes that person to make health care decisions for you – but only in circumstances when you can’t make the decisions for yourself.

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When does power of attorney take effect?

A power of attorney is a legal agreement that specifies a decision maker in the event of incapacitation. In other words, a power of attorney is someone trusted with the job of making financial, legal, and medical decisions for someone who can no longer do it themselves. The person who creates the power of attorney is the principal.

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Types of Power of Attorney

Power of attorney, or POA, is a document that gives a person the legal right to perform certain acts for someone else. The principal is the person who intends to have someone else act for him or her while the agent is the person appointed to carry out the actions.

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