Legal Advice for Durable Power of Attorney — 178 results
Written by attorney Jesse Little, about 5 years ago. STAFF PICK
Understand the Issues Creating a durable power of attorney ensures that someone you trust (usually called your "agent" or your "attorney-in-fact") will be on hand to manage the many... more
Written by attorney Leanna Hamill, over 5 years ago. STAFF PICK
Remember that you are a "fiduciary" This means that when you are serving as someone's agent under a power of attorney, you must always act in their best interest. You must act prudently... more
Written by attorney John S. Palmer, about 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Activating the Durable Power of Attorney Often the Durable Power of Attorney will state that the Agent may only act if the Principal is disabled or incapacitated. It is important to read... more
Written by attorney Laurie Steiner, about 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Why should I care? With all the privacy restrictions on medical information that have been imposed as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA),... more
Written by attorney Stephen Mendel, 4 months ago.
One common addition to a comprehensive estate plan is a durable power of attorney (“POA”). Given the versatility of a POA, people often include several POAs in their estate plan. To... more
Written by attorney Brian A. Raphan, 12 months ago.
A POA is a legal document that allows someone else to act on your behalf. POA for finances: Gives a designated person the authority to make legal/financial decisions on behalf of the person.... more
Written by Avvo Staff, almost 7 years ago.
A durable power of attorney (http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/power-attorney) gives a person you appoint the power to make decisions for you if you are too ill to make your wishes known.... more
Written by attorney Chase Carter, almost 2 years ago.
Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) are very useful in planning not only for illness or incapacity, but many times can ease the burden of long trips, or military service. A DPOA allows for a... more
Written by attorney Marisa Nelson, over 2 years ago.
A Durable Power of Attorney is used to designate an agent to manage your assets and make financial decisions on your behalf if you become incompetent or otherwise unable to make your own... more
Written by attorney Samuel Kreamer, over 4 years ago.
Youve been become ill or been injured. Youre unconscious, or,
you are simply in so much pain that you cant speak; or you are no
longer competent. A medical decision needs to be made.... more
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