A power of attorney is a legal document allowing another person or entity you choose (called your agent) to act on your behalf, in terms of financial matters such as handling your finances and paying bills.With a power of attorney, you ensure that if you cannot take care of items yourself, your affairs will still be handled. In the document, you give your agent authority only for the types of transactions you desire. For example, you could have someone perform any of the following tasks:
Your power can be drafted to become effective now or later, if you become mentally incapacitated (a springing power).
A power of attorney must be signed by you and may need to be witnessed or notarized, depending on state law. Your selected agent could be your spouse or adult child, a financial professional, or an organization such as a bank. Choose someone you trust to honor your wishes. If you select an individual, name a successor in case the first person predeceases you.
When Does This Document End?This document is used only while you are living and becomes null and void upon your death.Where Do I Go for Help?Because the laws vary from state to state, consult an estate planning attorney for more information.
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