What exactly is a Power of Attorney Document?
The power of attorney does not in fact have anything to do with hiring an attorney, and with exception of some of the formalities (like signing the POA document itself) attorneys do not have a lot of involvement in the process.
In a nutshell, the power of attorney document is a legal document that any two parties may sign where one of the signers (known as the “grantor”) authorizes another party (sometimes more than one person or entity known as the “donor” or “agent” ) to make formal decisions on their behalf. These decisions incorporate things like paying bills, starting or stopping services in the grantor’s name and can also incorporate medical decisions on behalf of the grantor. Continue reading