In simplest terms, a Power of Attorney (POA) is a specific writing wherein a person (the principal) designates another person (the Attorney-in-Fact) the legal authority to conduct business and make health care decisions for the principal in certain situations as specified by the principal. The agent possesses authority to perform any functions designated in the POA. Florida law no longer favors blanket powers of attorney.
A Power of Attorney is an important document, especially for those who experience physical or mental disability. Many times, a POA may be used to avoid a Guardianship action, which many are stressful and costly.
Cox Law PLLC welcomes inquiries regarding the need for a Power of Attorney and all estate planning issues.