Durable Power of Attorney

Definition

A legal document that enables an individual to designate another person, called the attorney-in-fact, to act on his/her behalf, even in the event the individual becomes disabled or incapacitated. An "advance directive" (sometimes called a "healthcare directive") combines a living will and durable power of attorney, either in one document or two separate ones.

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The durable power of attorney was complete, signed, and official so the business deal was able to proceed as planned.

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I was glad to have durable power of attorney, which meant that I could act on my own behalf which was perfect for me.

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You should try to make sure that you trust the other person any time you will give them the durable power of attorney.

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