Q: What is the process for obtaining power of attorney?
A: The principal executes the POA by which he or she appoints someone (called an "attorney in fact"). Such a document gives the attorney in fact the power to do certain things in behalf of the principal.
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A: Most of my clients are looking for a durable power of attorney as an advanced directive to enable them to pick who would Handle their financial affairs in the event they are unable to. These are usually discussed along with a health care surrogate document and a living will. Any lawyer that does estate planning or elder law as a practice will have a decent set of documents for you. Many offer a free consultation which should include discussing a will and or trust.
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