A legal document that assigns authority to an agent to act on your behalf in specific matters as outlined by the document. A durable POA includes language that extends the authority to the agent to act on your behalf should you become mentally incompetent.
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Power of attorney (POA) documents are a crucial part of a legal plan for one’s future. However, the way these documents are written can either empower trusted individuals to help manage one’s affairs or cause unnecessary headaches.
Power of attorney documents allow caregivers to advocate for their loved ones, but some institutions require additional documentation. See what specific permissions you’ll need to access personal information and make vital decisions.