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Questions tagged [power-of-attorney]

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

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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 (UK) for parent in delirious state

My mother is in her mid-70s, lives in the UK and is in intensive care at an NHS hospital. She may or may not survive her battle with sepsis that is leaving her confused and delirious most days. There ...
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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 ...