Attorneys Vicksburg MS

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.

Sheryl Stryker Johnson
1121 Openwood St, Po Box 4067
Brandon, MS
Education
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
State Licensing
Tennessee

Bullard, John W Attorney At Law
(601) 638-2868
1009 Cherry St
Vicksburg, MS

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Linda Darlene Litke
7565 Wiregrass St.
Vancleave, MS
State Licensing
Arkansas

Stuart E. Schafer
(313) 378-0670
730-B Clearbrook Dr
Oxford, MS
State Licensing
Michigan

Jennifer Louise Morgan
Po Box 1581
Corinth, MS
Education
UNIV MISSISSIPPI
State Licensing
Tennessee

J Lawrence Barnett
Po Box 80
Vicksburg, MS
State Licensing
Tennessee

Charles H Brower II
(202) 256-5987
School Of Law, Po Box 1848
University, MS
State Licensing
DC

Joshua James Metcalf
(601) 960-8600
200 S Lamar St, Ste 100
Jackson, MS
Education
University of Virginia
State Licensing
Texas

Todd Gregory Crawford
(228) 864-9900
1310 25th Avenue
Gulfport, MS
State Licensing
Illinois

Charles S Seale
(601) 326-7706
401 East Capitol Street, Suite 600
Jackson, MS
State Licensing
DC

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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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