What is a Power of Attorney?
A Power of Attorney is a document by which one adult person (the donor) gives another adult person (attorney) the legal right to do on their behalf anything which can be legally be done by an attorney.
Common examples of authority given by a donor under a power of attorney include the power to sell a house owned by a donor or to enter into a legal contract. In those situations the attorney will execute the document with their own signature or seal which will then become legally binding on the donor.
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