What is a Patient Advocate Designation/Healthcare Power of Attorney?

As mentioned in a previous blog post titled “The DL on POAs,” a Power of Attorney (or “POA” for short) is a legal document that gives another person, who is often called an “agent,” the authority to act on your behalf should you become incapacitated and unable to care for your own affairs.  The two [...]

The DL on POAs

With numerous acronyms in the probate world, it is easy to get confused as to what legal professionals are referencing.  One of those troubling acronyms is POA, which stands for “power of attorney.” Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives another person, who is often called an “agent,” the authority to act on [...]

FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

A financial Power of Attorney is a legal document which grants another person the authority to act as your legal representative and to make binding legal and financial decisions on your behalf.  The person signing the financial Power of Attorney is called the "principal."  The person being granted the power to act is called an [...]

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