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Powers of Attorney

A power of attorney is a document that gives another person the legal authority to act on your behalf, establishing said person as an agent on your behalf. The measure of power granted to your agent is decided by you, meaning you are able limit or extend their authority as you see fit. This situation is generally for matters of solely legal significance, including but not limited to financial or health care affairs.

A power of attorney can thus help you avoid guardianship proceedings in the event you or a family member becomes incapacitated. Terms and rights that apply to powers of attorney are as follows:

  • Acknowledgement
  • Advance directive
  • Conservator of the estate
  • DNR (do not resuscitate)
  • Executor
  • Fiduciary
  • Guardianship
  • Hydration (artificial)
  • Joint tenancy
  • Notary public
  • Palliative care
  • Revocation
  • Tenancy by entirety
  • Ward