Powers of Attorney

A power of attorney is a document whereby you can appoint someone as your agent, to act on your behalf with respect to the matters specified in the power of attorney.  For instance, sometimes a person who is closing a real estate transaction is unable to appear at the closing and sign the requisite documents.  Perhaps they live in another state, or are ill, or must stay home to attend to a sick child or an elderly parent.  In such circumstances, that absent party can grant a power of attorney to another individual, authorizing them to appear at the closing of the transaction and act on their behalf, even so far as signing documents on their behalf.    The act of an authorized agent under a power of attorney is just as valid and binding on the giver of the power, as if the giver personally appeared and concluded the transaction in person. Read More