Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a written document that allows another to act on your behalf. Powers of Attorney can be “general” – allowing the person you name to conduct any business on your behalf — or “special” – meaning their power is limited to a certain action (for example, attending a real estate closing to sell your house on your behalf).
We always recommend that a Durable Power of Attorney be part of your estate documents along with a Will and Living Will. If you are ever incapacitated and need a family member or friend to act on your behalf, a Power of Attorney will allow them to do so.