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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.

Edward Budd Simpson III
(907) 586-1400
1 Sealaska Plz #300
Juneau, AK
Education
UC Hastings COL,California St Univ
State Licensing
California

Marcus Rogers
(907) 523-2117
217 2nd St. Suite 208
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Family Law
Education
Law School : Thomas M. Cooley


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Mark Clayton Choate
(907) 586-4490
424 N Franklin St
Juneau, AK
Education
Seattle University SOL,Western Washington Univ
State Licensing
California

Greg Edward Versaw
Po Box 20767
Juneau, AK
State Licensing
Maryland

Eric P Jorgensen
(907) 586-2751
325 4TH ST
JUNEAU, AK
State Licensing
DC

Jessie Archibald
(907) 463-7114
320 W Willoughby Ave Ste 300
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Native Peoples Law, Family, General Practice
State Licensing
Washington

Kim K. Saner
Po Box 21784
Juneau, AK
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

Melissa Bert
(786) 208-2487
2760 Sherwood Lane #2a
Juneau, AK
State Licensing
DC

John B Chenoweth III
(907) 465-2450
Po Box 20585
Juneau, AK
Specialties
General Practice
State Licensing
Washington

Lauren Middleton Smoker
(907) 586-7019
5875 THANE RD
JUNEAU, AK
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

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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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