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power of attorney

Etymology: Fr, pouvoir + OFr, atorne, legal agent
a document authorizing one person to take legal actions on behalf of another, to act as an agent for the grantor. The legality of a power of attorney may be challenged if the grantor can be found to have been mentally incompetent at the time the authority was granted.

power of attorney

The formal or legal document which allows one person to manage the affairs—or specific aspects of the affairs—of another. Power of attorney begins when a person has a physical illness or accident, and that person wants someone else to enter into management of his or her affairs. A standard power of attorney should not be used if the individual has been diagnosed with, or is likely to develop, mental illness or degenerative disease which can lead to mental incapacity, as an ordinary power of attorney automatically ends with loss of mental capacity.

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POA

A legal document by which a person identifies someone to make financial decisions if he or she is unable to perform this task independently.
See: power of attorney, durable, for health care
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It has also seen cases where staff have failed to understand what rights a power of attorney gives - sometimes even insisting on speaking to the person who has health problems.
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Essentially, these revisions to the power of attorney law sought to fill in where the prior law was silent or ambiguous in order to clarify the document's powers.
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While making an appeal for an effective legislation to curb such unlawful methods resorted to by some people, Doha rights and legal activist Nizar Kochery said decisions on making payments on the basis of power of attorneys could be effectively implemented if embassy of the country to which the deceased belonged to is made the sole custodian of all issues concerning his death compensation.
As more and more people live longer the importance of appointing a lasting power of attorney increases but really it should be as much a part of making proper provision as making a will.
Bottom line: the Power of Attorney Act has not been stealthily amended, the Department of Public Health has not issued any dire directives concerning powers of attorney, and lawyers do not need to call all of their clients back in to execute new powers of attorney.
Rosalind eventually won the right to care for Betty, but Wright Hassall say a lasting power of attorney would give people peace of mind.
Many preparers assume that checking the box next to this question gives the preparer a power of attorney over all matters related to that tax return.
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A power of attorney is a legal document in which you (called grantor) authorize another person (called agent or attorney in fact) to take legal, tax or other actions for you.