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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Amanda Mcmillan Urbanek
265 N Lamar Ste R
Oxford, MS
Education
UNIV MISSISSIPPI
State Licensing
Tennessee

Timothy Charles Holleman
(228) 863-3142
1720 23rd Avenue, Boyce Holleman Blvd
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, General Practice, Lawsuits & Disputes
Education
University of Mississippi School of Law
State Licensing
Mississippi

James Duncan Kopernak
968 Bellevue Place
Jackson, MS
State Licensing
Arkansas

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

Francis Mcrae Turner III
5268 OLD HIGHWAY 11
HATTIESBURG, MS
Education
UNIV MISSISSIPPI
State Licensing
Tennessee

Lawrence Franklin Hatten III
6880 Cobblestone Blvd Ste 2
Southaven, MS
Education
UNIV MISSISSIPPI
State Licensing
Tennessee

Karl R. Steinberger
(228) 762-8021
711 Delmas Ave
Pascagoula, MS
State Licensing
Mississippi

Christopher Solop
Po Box 14028
Jackson, MS
Education
UNIV MISSISSIPPI
State Licensing
Tennessee

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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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