Affidavit of Attorney-in-Fact
A third party that you are asking to honor a power of attorney may want some assurance that the power of attorney is currently valid. This may especially arise if the power of attorney was executed some time ago. Such assurance can often be provided by giving the third party an affidavit in which the agent states that the power of attorney is currently valid, that it has not been revoked by the principal or by operation of law, and that the principal is still alive. In some states, a third party has a legal right to ask for such an affidavit.