Whether you are going to be unavailable, or you want to prepare for unexpected illness, our simple Power of Attorney template can help you to ensure that someone you trust will manage your finances and health care with your best interest in mind.
Your appointed agent does not have to be a lawyer, and their power is defined entirely by you. A Power of Attorney form can be general, granting broad authority over all of your medical and financial affairs, or it may be limited, giving your agent a defined set of responsibilities only in certain situations.
Instances where a Power of Attorney form would be necessary may include emergency situations where you are incapacitated and cannot make medical or financial decisions on your own. A POA legally protects your financial and health-related interests that would otherwise be appointed in court.
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".
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