When someone is appointed as power of attorney, he is an agent acting on behalf of another person, and his duties vary depending on the type of powers that the principal grants, according to Legal Zoom. Those duties incl... More »

Power of attorney is a broad term that refers to any agreement between a principal and an "attorney-in-fact" who can act on the principal's behalf in health or legal matters, states Cornell's Legal Information Institute.... More » Government & Politics Law

Power of attorney does not make an agent liable for the principal's debts, explains Neal Frankle for Wealth Pilgrim. However, if agents are irresponsible or fail to heed their principal's instructions, they may be held l... More »

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