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Durable Power of Attorney

What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you appoint a person you trust, called an "Attorney-in-fact", to manage your money, property and financial matters if you become disabled or incapacitated and are unable to effectively manage your financial matters yourself. This legal document specifies the "powers" or authority you are giving to a trusted person to manage your financial matters. A Durable Power of Attorney is usually completed with the help of an attorney.

Here's how to create a Durable Power of Attorney

  • Review the informational fact sheets below in the blue boxes
  • It is recommended, but not required under law,  that you compete a Durable Power of Attorney with a lawyer who can advise you given your personal financial matters
  • You can contact a lawyer in your area, or check the Community Partners in your region.

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An "Attorney in Fact", appointed in a Durable Power of Attorney,  makes financial decisions on your behalf.

Information and Tools

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Starting at 18 yrs old, you direct how you want to manage your money and property. You can safeguard your money in a Durable Power of Attorney.

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icon of hand writing on Durable Power of Attorney

An "Attorney in Fact", appointed in a Durable Power of Attorney,  makes financial decisions on your behalf.

Speech Bubble Icon says MA LawStarting at 18 yrs old, you direct how you want to manage your money and property. You can safeguard your money in a Durable Power of Attorney.

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