Definition of a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Answer A lasting power of attorney--a document used primarily in the United Kingdom--gives an individual a voice in her life when she can't act on her own behalf. Many people create a will to dictate thei... Read More »

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Definition of Springing Power of Attorney?

Springing powers of attorney "spring" into effect when the "principal"--the person granting the powers--is deemed incompetent or disabled. An individual--or principal--grants power of attorney to a... Read More »

The General Definition of Durable Power of Attorney?

A durable power of attorney involves a written document whereby one person (the principal) gives another individual (the agent) the authorization to act for the principal in some agreed upon manner... Read More »

If you have power of attorney over a baby can you sign that power over to someone else?

No. Generally, a parent executes a power of attorney in order to give another adult the authority to make decisions for their child for only a short period such as when the child will be in the car... Read More »

When does a power of attorney take over?

Power of attorney provides legal control over another person in regard to health, medical, legal, financial and other decisions. One who has power of attorney over another person can use that power... Read More »