Power of Attorney

The word “power” means document and the word “attorney” means agent.  Having a power of attorney gives written documentary authority to another on your behalf.  Having a power of attorney will give a third-person the power and authority to do, or not to do, certain things.   A power of attorney is not permanent.  The authority of an agent, when revocable, may be revoked by a simple and private declaration.  You as a principal have the power to revoke the authority of such an agent at any time with or without reason therefore.   A power of attorney is not permanent because the death of the principal terminates the authority of the agent.  In addition, the agents loss of capacity terminates or suspends his authority.  If the agency is coupled with an interest – it survives death.

We here at the Law Offices of Shechtel and Associates, P.A. can help you create a power of attorney.