Powers of Attorney
General Power of Attorney
This type of Power of Attorney gives your agent broad powers to act on your behalf. With this type of POA, you can ensure that your agent can handle your financial affairs, business transactions, insurance claims and other issues, giving gifts on your behalf, hiring employees, and real estate transactions.
A General Power of Attorney should be used by someone you trust to manage your finances, buy and sell property on your behalf, pay your bills, run your business if you are unable to, and make sure your everyday needs are met. This type of power of attorney can begin immediately after you sign it, or you can specify that this power is given only when you can no longer manage your own affairs. Be sure that the person you have chosen to be your agent is someone who will look out for your best interests and will not abuse the trust you have put given them.