Durable Power of Attorney (“POA”)

POA – Responsibilities

The POA allows others to sign the giver’s name for various actions. The POA is designed to empower the attorney-in-fact to do anything in the giver’s behalf that the giver could do. In that respect, they are general powers of attorney even though specific items may be designated. Generally, the POA may eliminate the need for court supervised proceedings such as guardianships or conservatorships. In addition, the POA will allow for the disposition of property and can be used under a variety of circumstances, including illness and absence.