When you execute a power of attorney, you give another person (your agent) legal authority to handle financial and other legal matters on your behalf, usually with the same power to act as if you were doing it yourself. This may be useful in many situations, but it is especially critical if you become incapacitated, traveling and unreachable, or otherwise unable to handle your own affairs. Powers of attorney vary greatly and can be customized as to scope and duration.

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