What is a Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney is usually a written instrument or document that authorizes a person, the attorney in fact, to act as agent on behalf of another person to the extent indicated in the instrument. A power of attorney is invalid in some jurisdictions.
The are many different types of power of attorney designations, such as:
- Durable power of attorney – Normally, a power of attorney becomes ineffective if the grantor dies or becomes incapacitated, However, under a durable power of attorney, the grantor can specify that the power of attorney continues to be effective.
- Health care power of attorney – A health care power of attorney gives the agent the authority to make decisions related to health care for the grantor. The health care power of attorney also give the agent the authority to make decisions such as terminating care and life support.
- Springing power of attorney – A springing power of attorney involves a power that takes effect only after the grantor becomes incapacitated.
List of Power of Attorney and Health Care Forms
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