On a Power of Attorney form, the person granting authority to another is the "Principal". The person who is granted authority is called the "Attorney-in-fact" or "Agent".
A financial power of attorney is a simple, inexpensive, and reliable way to arrange for someone to manage your finances if you become incapacitated and can no longer make decisions for yourself. LegalZoom can help you appoint a durable power of attorney for finances to handle important financial and legal matters on your behalf. The person you name as your power of attorney will be legally permitted to handle important matters for you, which includes paying bills and managing investments if you are not able to do so for yourself. When you create a power of attorney for finances through LegalZoom, you will receive a personalized legal document specific to your state and advanced provisions to safeguard your family. The process begins by completing a simple online questionnaire. We review the answers for consistency and completeness, and then mail your power of attorney package to you.
Free and printable power of attorney forms are offered on this page. A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on anothers behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter, sometimes against the wishes of the other. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor. The one authorized to act is the agent or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact.
A Power of Attorney form allows you to appoint another person to act on your behalf should you ever require someone to make short- or long-term decisions for you.