Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney is a legal document where one person (the donor) gives others (their attorneys) the right to make decisions on their behalf.
General Power of AttorneyA general power of attorney gives broad powers to a person or organization (known as an agent or attorney-in-fact) to act on your behalf.
These powers include handling financial and business transactions, buying life insurance, settling claims, operating business interests, making gifts, and employing professional help. A general power of attorney is an effective tool if you will be out of the country and need someone to handle certain matters, or when you are physically or mentally incapable of managing your affairs. A general power of attorney is often included in an estate plan to make sure someone can handle financial matters.