Powers of Attorney live when we live, when we die, they die with us.
Power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that gives a designated person, called the agent or attorney-in-fact, the authority to act for another person. The agent may be given broad or limited authority to make decisions about the person's property, finances, investments, or medical care.
Power of attorney is most frequently used in the event of a person's temporary or permanent illness or disability, or when the person is unable to be present to sign necessary documents.
A person appointed as power of attorney is not necessarily an attorney, even though it says it in the name of the document. Typically, the agent is a trusted family member, friend, or acquaintance.
A Living Will (DNR) is a legal document regarding your medical wishes at the end of your life and not a distribution of assets at your death (a last will and testament document).
HOW IT WORKS
- Financial Power of Attorney
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Living Will
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Review and print
Signed forms in the presence of a notary (if signed in person) or via E-notary online.
The documents are then able to be used with the various agencies (bank, dmv, investments, hospital, doctor's office).