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1The authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matters.
- ‘And that son has her enduring power of attorney.’
- ‘But she is in full command of her faculties and is quite adamant she does not want me to have power of attorney over her financial affairs - she can manage perfectly well, thank you.’
- ‘There, the wife was not involved in the company, she was not a company director, her husband was simply temporarily incapacitated and she had power of attorney.’
- ‘If he was told there was such a veto power or power of attorney, why did he not ask to see proof of same.’
- ‘We've had conversations about her wishes; I have both financial and medical power of attorney for her, should it become necessary, and I'm the executor of her will as well.’
- 1.1 A legal document giving power of attorney to someone.
- ‘This is also the time to update your wills and powers of attorney to take into account any changes in the tax and estate laws - or a life change like a move, marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.’
- ‘You can create powers of attorney, legal contracts and the like, if you really need to.’
- ‘Sometimes, people will sign powers of attorney that are designed to last for only a specified amount of time or that are intended to be used for only a single purpose.’
- ‘However, in the current legislative climate, we either have to be married or sign powers of attorney just to find out how one of us is going in hospital.’
- ‘It's a too-common scenario that documents such as living wills, powers of attorney, and domestic-partnership registration are supposed to prevent.’
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