Written by attorney Brenda Smith Stedham

What Is A Power of Attorney & What Does It Do?

A power of attorney is a legal tool that allows a family member or trusted friend to access your bank account, pay your bills and handle other matters when you are not able to do so due to illness or injury.

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Forms are available online. However, they may not mean what you think they mean or they may not meet the requirements of State law. It's always best to discuss with your attorney what you want, get answers and advice, and have it prepared for you. Otherwise you may be creating problems for you and your family in the future. For general information, go to:

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