Assist clients to create a Power of Attorney. A POA is a legal instrument that is used to delegate legal authority to another on your behalf to make property, financial and other legal decisions.
A person can give another person broad legal authority, or very limited authority. The Power of Attorney is frequently used to help in the event of a Principal’s illness or disability, or in legal transactions where the principal cannot be present to sign necessary legal documents.
POAs are also helpful in avoiding the expense of having a court appoint a Guardian to handle the Principal’s affairs in the event of incompetence or disability.