The Power of Attorney Explained

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In typical circumstances, an individual is the only person who has the authority to sign documents, enter into legal agreements, or make medical and financial decisions on their own behalf. But what happens when a person is not able to be physically or mentally present to make sound decisions in their best interest?

Thankfully, power of attorney is a legal tool that can help individuals have their needs met and decisions made that keep their best interests in mind. Although straightforward in concept, there are many ins-and-outs to power of attorney. Here, we'll take a look at everything you need to know about this legal ability.