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Power of Attorney (Financial)
Choose someone you trust to step in if you become incapacitated.
Power of attorney definition: A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that lets you appoint someone to handle financial and legal matters on your behalf. The person authorizing the other to act on their behalf is referred to as the principal, grantor, or donor. The person authorized to act is the agent or attorney-in-fact. With a power of attorney, the person you appoint will be legally permitted to take care of important matters for you, including paying your bills and managing your investments, if you are unable to do so for yourself. A durable power of attorney (DPOA) serves the same function as a power of attorney, however, a durable power of attorney is effective even if you become incapacitated.
Let someone you trust make important financial decisions if you're unable to.
A power of attorney is a cheaper and less stressful alternative to guardianship proceedings.
With a plan in place, your finances stay under control if a serious illness occurs.
If you want to give your agent more control or less, or change agents entirely, you can simply fill out a new power of attorney form. We also offer a legal plan that lets you make unlimited revisions to your POA document.Learn more about a power of attorney
You may just want to delegate certain tasks like bill paying and contract signing while you're out of town. Or maybe you want to prepare for the unexpected. Either way, it lets your affairs continue without interruption.Is a power of attorney right for me?
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