Many people are familiar with the concept of “power of attorney”, but less have an idea about these documents operate. A power of attorney is used to give one or more individual the power to act on your behalf or as your agent in case something happens to you.
The powers granted through a power of attorney document can be limited in nature to specific activities or can a broad range of abilities. The powers granted through a power of attorney document can also be either temporary or permanent in nature.
The purpose of this article is to review some of the common misconceptions that people have about power of attorney documents and how they operate.