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.

Zachary Noah Gershuni
(808) 537-6100
733 Bishop St #1900
Honolulu, HI
Education
UC Hastings COL,Univ of California Berkeley
State Licensing
California

Patrick Kamakanianu Shea
(808) 782-1449
737 Bishop St #3000
Honolulu, HI
Education
McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific,Westmont Coll
State Licensing
California

Andrew James Lautenbach
(808) 537-6100
733 Biship St Ste 1900
Honolulu, HI
Education
U of San Francisco SOL,Univ of Colorado
State Licensing
California

Frederick G. Riecker
(808) 545-4277
841 Bishop St Ste 1610
Honolulu, HI
State Licensing
Michigan

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

Lane Hornfeck
(808) 537-6100
733 Bishop Street Suite 1900, Makai Tower
Honolulu, HI
State Licensing
DC

Gerald Yoshinori Sekiya
(808) 524-1433
841 Bishop St #600
Honolulu, HI
Education
UC Hastings COL,Univ of Illinois
State Licensing
California

Constance Liu
(808) 521-9245
1000 Bishop St Ste 1200
Honolulu, HI
Education
Ucla Sol,Univ Of Southern Calif
State Licensing
California

Leroy Edwin Colombe
(808) 528-8200
745 Fort St #900
Honolulu, HI
Education
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall,Univ of California Berkeley
State Licensing
California

Charles John Ferrera
(808) 599-5220
735 Bishop St Ste 422
Honolulu, HI
Education
Golden Gate Univ SOL,Oberlin Coll
State Licensing
California

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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