Attorneys South Burlington VT

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.

Dennis James Johnson
(802) 862-0030
Johnson & Perkinson, 1690 Williston Rd
S Burlington, VT
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Torrey Reed Tomasi
(619) 517-9101
17 Worcester St
South Burlington, VT
Education
California Western SOL,Univ of Vermont
State Licensing
California

Nicholas J. Schwab
(617) 820-8745
4 Olde Orchard Park, #442
South Burlington, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Lisa J Levine
Productions Inc, 150 Dorset St #245
South Burlington, VT
State Licensing
Connecticut

James Francis Conway III
(802) 862-0030
1690 WILLISTON ROAD PO BOX 2305
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Suzanne Mckenzie Mcgregor
Security Cit & Imm Srv, 70 Kimball Ave.
South Burlington, VT
State Licensing
Connecticut

Timothy D. Lang
(617) 501-8041
370 Farrell St., #221
S. Burlington, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Gary Francis Cuchural
(802) 864-8310
PO BOX 9486
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Kevin Michael Henry
(802) 864-0880
150 South Champlain Street, Po Box 1489
Burlington, VT
State Licensing
Virginia

Marion J Ely
-01131703633303
13 Wealthy Ave
S Burlington, VT
State Licensing
Maryland

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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