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Written authorization for one person to act on behalf of another.

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Conditional power of attorney on an event that activates it

I want to provide a power of attorney to someone to do a wire transfer to specific account at a future date. The thing is, I may be able to do the wire transfer remotely myself but in the event that I ...
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Obtaining a Power of Attorney in a different state than resident state

My terminally ill mother is seeking to name me as general power of attorney. It's something we've discussed before but now it's time to pull that trigger. She's currently out of state (Texas) ...
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Advance Directive, Living Will, HIPAA release, which is what?

From my understanding to date, advance directive, living will, "medical" power of attorney are terms for same document. However, neither of these provide access to medical information, they ...
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I have Power of Attorney for a single relative - do they need a Last Will and Testament also?

I have a properly notarized Power of Attorney letter for a single relative in Kentucky. Does that relative also need a Last Will and Testament, or does my PoA cover whatever may need to be done when ...
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Do you have to be a lawyer to represent someone else in court?

Recently, I've had to secure durable power of attorney (POA) for a friend of mine with a neurodegenerative disease to help him with a bunch of different matters. We've been working our way through the ...
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Power Of Attorney Over Mom: Step Children versus Biological Son

Backdrop: A Florida woman informally separates from her second husband. They have not lived together for years. The woman a mother had one sole biological son from a prior marriage. She was a step-...
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Can a Power of Attorney nominate a successor/backup?

I have my Dad's Power of Attorney, and he is in assisted living and hospice. I was the backup for his wife who died. Since I'm single, can I appoint someone else in case something happens to me? Or ...
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Friend is getting a POA to allow marriage on his behalf in another country, is this legit?

Sorry if this is the wrong place but I'm concerned for my friend and want some advice. My friend is from the UK, has a Colombian GF, they are due to get hitched very soon. However, he has told me that ...
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power of attorney in an elder abuse retraining order hearing in california

In California can a son or daughter with a Power of Attorney, but no legal experience, represent a parent with dementia against another sibling in an elder abuse restraining order hearing? Also, can ...
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Does Power of Attorney extend to voting in an election?

Let's say that a citizen of the United States is in declining mental health and is not of sound mind or body to care for their own affairs, so the family sought Power of Attorney and received it. Let'...
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Personal risk in assuming Power of Attorney

Florida, United States: Following my father's passing I am being asked to take on Power of Attorney for my mother whose cognitive function is in decline. This is something I really don't want to do, ...
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Designated Representative - HOA

In reference to this statue, https://www.azleg.gov/ars/33/01804.htm ...or any person designated by a member in writing as the member's representative and all members or designated representatives ...
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Does data protection apply under a power of attorney relationship?

I have hired a relocation company to help me with dealing with the immigration office and I have signed a power of attorney so that they can visit the authorities and get feedback on my application on ...
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Can an attorney-in-fact with full powers transfer his power to another entity? Please explain

Say there is a Power of Attorney that grants full power to entity A. When I say full power, that means, anything that the original entity can do, it can also do. Now of course, I am not an attorney, ...
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Four Places for Notary Public on Form

I am looking at Power of Attorney form here, (opened in Chrome) http://www.citibank.com/us/geb/resources/pdf/Power_of_Attorney_NY.pdf On page 4, there are four spaces for Notary Public to sign. What ...
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Limits on reasonable compensation for a carer in the UK

Alice is in her 90s, blind and becoming deaf, with increasing dementia. She lives in a retirement home in the UK with some carer support. She sold her house to fund this, and has plenty of money. ...
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If the principal of a power-of-attorney agreement is the agent in another POA, does the first agent have agency towards the last party?

Asking about New York state specifically, but curious about an answer towards any state. In one durable General Power of Attorney agreement: Party A has agency over Party B (A is the agent, B is ...
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How an Advance Medical Directive works in practice?

I will be signing a DPOA and Advance Medical Directive in a few days, but I live in a different state than the person those documents are for. If that person becomes incapacitated or is deemed unfit ...
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How to change the law to raise the age of a minor from 18 to 21? [closed]

How would the age of a minor be raised now that higher education is a must. What the legislative procedure is to raise the age of minority? Alternatively, could a parent show that the child is ...
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Get power of attorney for someone in another state to handle matter in a third state

My brother want's me to obtain a power of attorney to handle a legal matter for him, we are in different states, and the legal matter is in a third state. How can I go about it in the least painful ...
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What are the various legal roles along the line of POA

I've heard legal speak of executor, agent, power of attorney, guardian. I don't understand the differences. Are these legal terms? how/where are they defined? Are their other terms for the same or ...
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What does this clause mean in a job offer?

What does the following paragraph mean? I haven't heard of "perfection rights to innovation and proprietary information" before. It sounds like the company could sign on the employee's behalf. ...
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Attorney-in-fact clause within contract; what does it do?

This language was in the Ownership of work clause in a contract I was recently asked to sign as a freelance writer. The company's lawyer said that it was in case they needed to sue someone for ...
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Revoking a durable medical power of attorney once principal recovers?

I know a person with end stage cancer in Washington state that went with her husband to Hawaii. She collapsed in Hawaii, went into a coma, went to the ER, and got admitted to hospice. I'm assuming ...
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Validity of a Power of Attorney (PoA)

Assume that we have a private investment company (PIC) called "C". At time t, "C" has given a power of attorney (PoA) over one of its accounts to another entity "L", without power of substitution. ...
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What is a Power Of Attorney

I live in the middle east and I have signed up for a developer's account with Microsoft to publish apps on windows store. In order to receive payments, I had to provide the financial details such as '...
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Power of Attorney - Unique scenario where have it over mother but not father who has been deemed incompetent

My wife is power of attorney for health and financial for her mother. My wife's father has a power of attorney document which specifies his wife and two son's as power of attorney for health and ...
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Taking control of an adult's healthcare

John Smith is over 18 but under 26. He lives with his parents in California. He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder with possible comorbid psychological disorders. John has been hospitalized ...
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Is a power of attorney (in my parent's hands) enough to unfreeze a frozen US bank account?

If somebody has to move to Europe from the US, and cannot return, and then has his US bank accounts frozen: Can he give a power of attorney to his parents (European citizens, only European passport, ...
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Termination of agency due to insolvency of an agent?

The Wikipedia article on the law of agency says that an agency relationship is may be terminated by "operation of law", and specifically "by the bankruptcy (insolvency) of either party." (meaning ...
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Is it possible to put under guardianship someone who is not impaired?

My brother-in-law have a track record of loss of documents, debt, and is otherwise unable to ensure his own self-being or manage his property. While searching for solution, I came accross "Mise sous ...
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What legal powers does a person have without having full legal qualifications? (UK)

What legal powers does a (UK) person have without having full legal qualifications? I am interested as you can't represent someone in court without being a fully qualified solicitor/barrister (as far ...
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Attorney In Fact clause -- what does it imply?

Attorney-in-Fact: If Contractor’s unavailability or any other factor prevents Company from pursuing or applying for any application for any United States or foreign registrations or applications ...
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Can a power of attorney allow you to act "pro se" on behalf of the issuer?

Anyone can represent themselves in a court of law, if he or she doesn't want, or can't afford, a lawyer. On the other hand, only lawyers who have passed the bar in a state are allowed to represent ...
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Can I deny someone's request for me to be their Power of Attorney?

Let's say that someone has made me their Power of Attorney and I don't want that kind of responsibility on my hands. Is there a way to deny it? I am in the state of Wisconsin.
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Can a power of attorney be used for criminal matters?

Can a layman with a power of attorney lawfully represent someone else in criminal matters?
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Power of attorney: Does it require notarization?

Not sure whether my status affects the question I have or not... I am a Russian citizen living in the US as a non-resident alien. I want to let my fiancée represent my interests and will absolutely ...
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