What is a Power of Attorney and When Does it Become Effective?

A power of attorney (POA) is a legal instrument that gives someone else the right to act on your behalf.  The person granting that power (the “principal”) grants the right to act on his/her behalf to the agent, who is also referred to as the attorney-in-fact. The language of the POA determines what powers are […]

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What is the Difference Between a General and a Limited Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a grant of authority to someone else to act on your behalf. For example, if you are selling a house and you need to be away at the time of the closing, you can grant someone power of attorney to sign the papers on your behalf during the sale. Power […]

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FLORIDA POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT Effective October 1, 2011 New legislation makes major changes in powers of attorney that are executed on or after October 1, 2011.  Powers of attorney that were signed before this date will still be valid. Important Changes for Powers of Attorney signed after 10/1/11 Springing Powers of Attorney are not […]

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