Estate Planning

Q&A: What is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document giving someone (called the agent or attorney-in-fact) the power to act for another person (the principal). The agent can have broad legal authority or limited authority to make legal decisions about the principal’s property, finances, or medical care.

2 of the most common types of powers of attorney are “General Durable Power of Attorney” and “Health Care Power of Attorney

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