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Unless a power of attorney specifies that it is a durable power of attorney, the power of attorney is by default a simple power of attorney. The distinction between a simple power of attorney and a durable power of attorney is that a durable power of attorney survives the incapacity of the person who executed it.
Is a Power of Attorney right for You?
A power of attorney is the legal instrument in which a person gives another party the authority to do something for them.
As with most of the legal instruments that may be used as part of a well thought out estate plan, you should consider whether you would benefit from having a power of attorney and how a Florida power of attorney prepared by a knowledgeable estate planning attorney may help you achieve your goals.
No matter how broad the authority granted, the person that acts as the agent cannot perform duties under a contract that requires the exercise of personal services of the principal, cannot make any affidavit as to the personal knowledge of the principal, cannot vote in any public election on behalf of the principal, cannot execute or revoke any will or codicil for the principal, and cannot exercise any powers and authority granted to the principal as trustee or as court-appointed fiduciary.
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Limited versus General Power of Attorney
A limited power of attorney, as the name implies, typically provides that a person gives another party the limited authority to do a specific act or acts on the person's behalf. An example of this may be a limited power of attorney that authorizes another party to conduct banking transactions on the person's behalf without having to place the other party's name on the account and making it subject to the claims of the other party's creditors.
The more areas your lawyer has experience with, the better off you will likely be. No matter what type of legal concern you have, no matter what type of law, our goal will always be to help you solve your legal issues.

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If you live in Florida and you think you may need a power of attorney, you should consider consulting with a knowledgeable and experienced estate planning attorney that is familiar with the different types of power of attorney in Florida to discuss your individual situation.

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On the other hand, a general power of attorney typically provides that a person gives another party broad authority to do many acts on the person's behalf. These may include buying or selling property, filing tax returns, applying for Social Security and other benefits, etc., as long as the types of acts authorized are specifically listed in the power of attorney. Nonetheless, even a general power of attorney has limitations.
As such, a durable power of attorney can be an invaluable tool that can assist a family to care for a loved one without the need to resort to the Courts for assistance, should that person be in a situation that renders the person unable to care for himself.
"Life's tragedy is that we get old
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Naturally, because a power of attorney enables a person to provide tremendous authority to another, the use of a Florida power of attorney warrants very careful consideration of the potential positive and negatives consequences of its use.