Attorneys Washington DC

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.

Beverly Moses Katz
1111 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC
State Licensing
DC

Rabeha Kamaluddin
(202) 662-4576
801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC
State Licensing
DC

Fahad A Habib
(202) 879-3663
51 LOUISIANA AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC
State Licensing
DC

Francine Allyn Hochberg
(202) 944-2803
Ste 520, 777 6th St Nw
Washington, DC
State Licensing
Maryland

Elizabeth Ann Farr
Dept Of Justice, Driminal Division
Washington, DC
Education
UNIV TN
State Licensing
Tennessee

Matthew Hardwick Blumenstein
(615) 440-1759
565 Pennsylvania Ave Nw Apt 509
Washington, DC
State Licensing
Illinois

William B Montalto
(703) 354-8491
US House Of Representatives
Washington, DC
State Licensing
DC

Terry Randall
(202) 637-2372
555 11th Street Nw, Suite 1000
Washington, DC
State Licensing
DC

Mark W Green
(301) 309-9129
Division Of Corp Finance, 100 F Street Ne
Washington, DC
State Licensing
DC

Jennifer Jewell Black
(202) 378-5529
555 12th St Nw Ste 500
Washington, DC
Education
Univ of Virginia SOL,Univ of California Berkeley
State Licensing
California, DC

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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