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Attorneys Beckley WV

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.

James Raymond Sheatsley
(304) 252-5321
P. O. Box 5518
Beckley, WV
Education
Ohio State University
State Licensing
Ohio

Amy Jo Vickers
(304) 252-5321
P.O. Box 5518
Beckley, WV
State Licensing
Virginia

Thomas Anthony Rist
(304) 253-1636
343 Prince St
Beckley, WV
Education
West Virginia Univ COL,West Virginia Univ
State Licensing
California

Jason R. Grubb
Po Box 2056
Beaver, WV
Education
UNIV TN
State Licensing
Tennessee

Keith B Lively Esq.
(304) 466-1224
110 James Street
Hinton, WV
State Licensing
DC

Joyce Elaine Nailing
115 B S Kanawha St
Beckley, WV
Education
CAPITAL UNIV
State Licensing
Tennessee

Christopher Edward Miller
(304) 253-2438
Po Box 5009
Beckley, WV
State Licensing
Michigan

Thomas Henry Nelson
(760) 900-4767
312 Edward Dr
Daniels, WV
Education
U S Naval Academy,Concord Law School
State Licensing
California

Hamilton Drew Skeens
PO Box 874
Daniels, WV
State Licensing
North Carolina

Keith Bernard Lively
110 James Street
Hinton, WV
Education
COLUMBIA UNIV
State Licensing
Tennessee

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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