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
Reda | Ciprian | Magnone, LLC
Attorneys at Law
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Chicago, IL 60631
About Ed Reda
I’m Ed Reda and I am the senior attorney at Reda|Ciprian|Magnone, LLC, a six attorney general practice firm on the northwest side of Chicago. I have practiced law in the State of Illinois since 1976. I write this blog to help educate the public, and sometimes attorneys, with respect to probate matters.
The largest practice area of our firm is in the probate area. At any given time, our firm is involved in well over one hundred decedent’s probate estates, minor guardianships and disabled adult guardianship proceedings. We assist personal injury firms in analyzing and processing their settlements in the probate court. Finally, we have a long history of representing United States and European based genealogists in heirship matters throughout the six county Chicagoland area. Our probate practice runs the gamut.
The only probate matters we will not handle are contested matters. We are lovers and not fighters.