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I'll assume the phrase "power of attorney plus" is akin to a durable power of attorney as it relates to the term nondurable power of attorney. The former is a general authorization for a person's ("principal's") designated person ("agent") to act for or on behalf of the principal. Contrary to a nondurable power of attorney, which is used for a specific transaction, a durable power of attorney is broad in scope and is in effect until revoked by the principal, or upon that principal's death.

Richard I Rubin
(802) 479-2514
237 N MAIN ST
BARRE, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Betsy Wolf Blackshaw
(802) 476-0800
15 Cottage Street
Barre, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Michael Caccavo
(802) 476-3567
85 Washington St.
Barre, VT
Specialties
Elder law
Education
Undergraduate : Tufts University
Law School : Vermont
Admitted To Bar : 1978
Professional Memberships
ABA; NAELA; Vt. Chapter of NAELA; Vt. Bar Assn.; Washington County Bar Assn.

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Vasilios Vlahakis
(802) 477-5033
25 Hill Street
Barre, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Carrie J Legus
P O Box 339
Montpelier, VT
State Licensing
Minnesota

Christopher George Bond
272 Morrison Road, Po Box 687
Barre, VT
State Licensing
Connecticut

Sharon Kay Taxin
Of Fire Safety, 1311 US Rt 302, Ste. 600
Barre, VT
State Licensing
Connecticut

Aaron Toscano
(802) 479-4220
255 N Main Street
Barre, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Thomas F Commito
(802) 223-5784
PO BOX 187
MONTPELIER, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Elizabeth J Grant
(802) 223-0581
P.O. Box 308
Montpelier, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

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Defining Terms

Q: Can you please explain the difference between Power of Attorney and Power of Attorney Plus

 

I'll assume the phrase "power of attorney plus" is akin to a durable power of attorney as it relates to the term nondurable power of attorney. The former is a general authorization for a person's ("principal's") designated person ("agent") to act for or on behalf of the principal. Contrary to a nondurable power of attorney, which is used for a specific transaction, a durable power of attorney is broad in scope and is in effect until revoked by the principal, or upon that principal's death.

An example of use for a nondurable power of attorney is when one needs to close on a sale of a residence or business and is traveling abroad or is not otherwise available to attend. An agent (often an attorney) is given a notarized nondurable power of attorney to facilitate execution of that transaction. An example of a durable power of attorney is when the principal is not physically or mentally competent to make a decision, and prior to reaching that state (or by court order) authorizes an agent to act on their behalf.

While an agent is obligated to act in the principal's best interests, one must be careful as a power of attorney is a powerful document that can be abused, particularly durable powers of attorney. Indeed, an unscrupulous agent can abuse that authority and transfer the principal's assets or property to themselves or others. Make sure the agent is trustworthy, and provide for an auditing mechanism by you or a disinterested third party where feasible to help ensure that all is handled properly. Also remember that different jurisdictions have different rules for powers of attorney, so the assistance of council is recommended.

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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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