Attorneys Honolulu HI

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.

Terence James O'Toole
(808) 537-6100
733 Bishop St, Ste 1900 Makai Twr
Honolulu, HI
Education
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall,Santa Clara Univ
State Licensing
California

Jerry Isaac Wilson
(808) 536-9307
220 S King St Ste 1450
Honolulu, HI
Education
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall,Univ of California Berkeley
State Licensing
California

Terri Hawkins Didion
(808) 522-8150
1132 Bishop St Ste 602
Honolulu, HI
Education
San Joaquin COL,California St Univ Fresno
State Licensing
California

Robert Thomas
(808) 531-8031
1600 Pauahi Tower, 1003 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Intellectual Property

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Kate Metzger
(808) 547-5400
737 Bishop St Ste 2600
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Unspecified, General Practice, Government, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

William Fenton Sink
(808) 531-7162
735 Bishop St #400
Honolulu, HI
Education
Univ of San Diego SOL,Univ of San Diego
State Licensing
California

Richard H. Grover
(808) 585-8990
737 Bishop St Ste 3000, Pacific Guardian Ctr
Honolulu, HI
State Licensing
Michigan

Carl M Varady
(808) 523-8447
American Saving Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, Ste 2870
Honolulu, HI
State Licensing
Colorado

Elizabeth Ann Haws
(808) 441-6170
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI
State Licensing
DC

Miriah Eve Holden
(808) 536-1900
220 S King St Ste 1900
Honolulu, HI
State Licensing
Washington

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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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