Power of Attorney

The World English Dictionary defines a Power of Attorney as: 1.) legal authority to act for another person in certain specified matters. 2.) the document conferring such authority.

The person who signs the power of attorney is the person giving authority to someone else to act on his or her behalf. The signer is called the “principal”. The person who is given authority in the power of attorney to act on the principal’s behalf is called the “agent” or “attorney in fact”.

Provides broad and extensive powers to act.
Provides only specific powers to act.
The powers to act remain effective when the signer is no longer mentally competent as confirmed in writing signed by the physician then most recently regularly attending the person giving the powers

The powers to act are not effective until the signer is determined to be mentally incompetent as confirmed in writing signed by the physician then most recently regularly attending the person giving the powers.

Gives the agent the ability to communicate to the signer’s physician when the signer is unable. This document is also known as an Advance Health Care Directive.

 Power of Attorney – The Process

We can have your Power of Attorney ready to take with you on your first appointment. As the principal, you choose who to name as your agent (the person given authority in the Power of Attorney) and have the option to name alternate agents or co-agents. You can give all powers to handle any legal or financial transactions or you can limit the authority given. The powers can be broad to include all financial and legal matters or can be specific to only certain acts. Special instructions can be given such as the time period that the power of attorney is valid. A power of attorney is no longer valid upon the death of the signer.

Our Power of Attorney Service if Full Service From Start To Finish

The document must be signed in front of a notary public. The notary certifies the identity of the signer. Identity is proven with satisfactory identification. The notary also determines the signer’s awareness and willingness to sign. The signer’s thumbprint will be taken to further validate the signature and deter fraud. Our price includes the notary fees. Our team can schedule appointments the same or next day to prepare your power of attorney. Your power of attorney will be prepared while you wait and notarized before the end of your appointment.

Pair your Power of Attorney with an Advanced Healthcare Directive or Advanced Healthcare Directive & Will for added value and piece of mind.

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