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The Truth About That Power of Attorney


It's common for people to contact lawyers, because they need Power of Attorney. But did you know, you can't just get Power of Attorney for someone else?


Nope! Not at all.


So, what does this mean?


If you need Power of Attorney for someone other than yourself, that person has to grant you that power. If they don't, well... You simply don't get it—at least not by way of a Power of Attorney. There may be alternatives, such as petitioning a court for guardianship or conservatorship. Yet, even in those instances, someone is granting you power to act on someone else’s behalf. Plus, once


So, the next time you, or someone you know, is thinking about getting a Power of Attorney, it’s important to know that power has to be given, and it can be taken away.

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