A power of attorney document is drafted to build an association between a proprietor and a person who is given authority, often an attorney-in-fact (who acts on behalf of another person), over the proprietor’s estate. This document allows the proprietor to give control of certain financial and legal responsibilities if they become incapacitated and unable to make decisions due to injury or illness.
This document must:
- Be presented in writing
- Be signed by an individual 18 or older
- Name an attorney-in-fact
- Specify when the attorney-in-fact is granted authority
The document must also be notarized and signed by witnesses.
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