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Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you (the “principal”) to designate an individual (the “agent”) or group of individuals (“agents”) to act on your behalf during your lifetime

 (the document is no longer valid after your death).

There are two main types of Power of Attorneys in Pennsylvania – (1) a Financial Power of Attorney and (2) a Health Care Power of Attorney (sometimes called a Health Care Proxy).

There are also “Limited Power of Attorneys” that are used for specific transactions at certain times 

(for example, a Limited Power of Attorney for a real estate closing).

A Financial and a Health Care Power of Attorney can be Durable and/or “Springing.” A Durable Power of Attorney stays in effect if you become incapacitated and unable to handle matters on your own. A Springing Power of Attorney becomes active when the principal becomes incapacitated. In Pennsylvania, Power of Attorneys are presumed to be durable unless stated otherwise.  A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you (the “principal”) to designate an individual (the “agent”) or group of individuals (“agents”) to act on your behalf during your lifetime (the document is no longer valid after your death  ( All Document's must be complete no missing words or wrong dates.

Or Documents won't be notarized. All principals must understand and able to sign on his or her own with ID.