A power of an attorney is a document that is executed by an individual who wants to grant or authorize another person to act on his or her behalf and that document can be broad, expansive, or can be limited to one or two specific acts or areas of concern. Connecticut has a general broad form of power of attorney statute which essentially allows an individual to grant another person, or persons, to act either individually or together on that particular person’s behalf. Then we’ll authorize that person to sign and take legal action just in the same manner and with the same effect that the principal, the principal being the person who grants the power of attorney, would have. So, if you wished to authorize someone to act on your behalf, either immediately or at some point in the future contingently, you can designate such in a document, and again, that can be for any and everything or can be limited in nature. We often recommend that a power of attorney be deemed durable. That means that the power of attorney is still valid in the event of any type of disability or in capacity on the principal’s part. Often, a consideration is someone who’s older or their health is in question. Speak to us. We’ll answer your questions in that regard and prepare a document for you that will suit your needs and expectations.
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