Power of Attorney
"It’s a powerful thing”
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to grant another person the authority to act as your representative, and to make binding legal and financial decisions on your behalf. A Power of Attorney can be very broad or you can limit the Power of Attorney to certain specific acts.
Common uses of a Power of Attorney can include authorizing someone to manage your affairs and finances in the event you suffer from a disability or become incapacitated, act as your representative when selling property, manage your business and finances while you are on vacation or out of the country, etc.
With few exceptions, a Power of Attorney can give another person the right to do any legal acts that you could do yourself.
A Power of Attorney is a powerful instrument and should be granted with care. Any action undertaken by the person you grant Power of Attorney, within the scope of the Power of Attorney document, will be legally binding upon you.
FloridaLegalSource explains the process to create a Power of Attorney in Florida as well as provides you with the resources and information you need when considering decisions concerning a Power of Attorney.
FloridaLegalSource also provides general information and gives answers to many frequently asked questions concerning a Power of Attorney.
What exactly is a Power of Attorney?
Types of Powers of Attorney
What is a “Durable” Power of Attorney and Why is it Important?
What are some uses of a Power of Attorney?
Can a Power of Attorney be used for Healthcare Decisions?
Who can be appointed as a representative by a Power of Attorney?
Frequently Asked Questions