Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document through which you give another individual the authority to make certain decisions or to act on your behalf when you are unable to do so. For example, if you are hospitalized, you may need someone to pay bills or access banking accounts for you. 

Each state has certain procedures for the execution of and limitations on the content contained in these types of documents. For assistance in the drafting and execution of a Power of Attorney, consult an attorney.


For an FAQ regarding Power of Attorney see the American Bar Association’s fact sheet.