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Power of attorneys

Power of attorney letter

The legislation of many states in a world has different statement about power of letter of attorney. It allows the rights to deal with money, property, health and etc. of other person as with yours. The way document is written is different, from simple sheet until the complex of statements and right and it is possible to be written for private persons as well as organizations.

Health Care Power of Attorney

A Health Care Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to designate a person - "Agent" who will have the authority to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unconscious, mentally incompetent, or otherwise unable to make such decisions. In many states you can also express your wishes regarding whether you wish to receive "life-sustaining procedures" if you become permanently comatose or terminally ill, in the Health Care Power of Attorney document. This will help your agent to know your wishes as he or she makes decisions for you.

Customs Power of Attorney

A Customs Power of Attorney is a legal document authorizing any customs broker whose services you use in order for them to handle your customs transactions. This is true whether you are out of the country or not. You may also need to give a power of attorney to someone overseas who can then conduct business transactions in your absence. When you set up a power of attorney, make it broad enough in its language to cover the types of situations likely to arise while you are away. It should not be so broad, however, that it gives more power to that individual than you intend.

An Enduring Power of Attorney is an important legal document you can use to appoint someone to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf. If you are the one passing the authority to someone else you are called the donor. The person you pass the authority to is called the attorney. A Power of Attorney is "enduring" because its power continues after the donor becomes mentally incapacitated or it can take effect after the donor becomes mentally incapacitated.

A Non-Durable Power of Attorney  is most commonly used for temporary or specific transactions in which the adult is not able to participate, for whatever reason. Such transactions may be the cashing of stocks, banking services, selling or buying real estate or even to seek medical attention, on behalf of the adult, for a child. The Non-Durable Power of Attorney differs from the Durable Power of Attorney, and Springing Power of Attorney, in that the agreement is specific and attached to a limited transaction period

This document gives an agent authority only in specific situations named in the document, such as operating a business, making gifts or donations, collecting debts, or closing the sale of a home and distributing the proceeds. The specific power of attorney remains in effect until a particular date stated in the document, until the named transactions are completed, or until the principal becomes incapacitated, dies, or revokes the document.

Durable Power of Attorney

A durable Power of Attorney authorizes your agent to continue to act for you after you become incapacitated. This document ends at your death. It can take effect as soon as you sign it.

A general Power of Attorney gives another person the authority to do whatever you can do. Think very carefully before signing this type of document. It should be used sparingly. This document ends when you become incapacitated or die.

A springing Power of Attorney can be written so it goes into effect if you become incapacitated. Be very careful to define clearly exactly how others will determine that the "springing event" has occurred.

Limited Power of Attorney

Through  a Limited Power of Attorney you authorize another person to do specific things for you for a limited period of time, or in certain circumstances. The limited power of attorney (POA) ends if you become incapacitated or die. It also could end at a time that you specify in the document.