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 »

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives one person, the attorney-in-fact, certain legal rights in the name of someone else, the principal, according to the Connecticut Network for Legal Aid. The attorney-in-fa... More »

In most cases, an irrevocable power-of-attorney cannot be revoked. However, in limited circumstances, it is possible. If it is proven that the agent is not working in the best interest of the individual who granted the p... More »

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