Durable Power of Attorney
document that enables an individual to designate
, 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.
Use this term in a sentence
As part of his retirement planning, the man signed a durable power of attorney giving his estate lawyer the ability to act on his behalf in the event he became sick or ill.
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