Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directive
Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives are common components of a comprehensive estate plan. These documents are generally used to plan for incapacity.
Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA)
A durable power of attorney for property management allows you to legally appoint another individual (the "attorney-in-fact") to make property management decisions on your behalf, even if you are incapacitated. The power can be very broad and inclusive, or may be as limited and specific as you wish. The attorney-in-fact will have whatever powers you grant in the DPOA and will manage your assets without court supervision.