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Power of Attorney

The Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal authorization that gives a designated person termed the agent or attorney-in-fact, the power to act for you, known as the principal. The agent may be given broad or limited authority to make decisions about your property, finances, investments, or medical care.

A Power of Attorney is most frequently used if you become temporarily or permanently ill or disabled, or when you are unable to be present to sign necessary documents.

A Power of Attorney can end for several reasons, such as when you revoked the agreement or die, when a court invalidates it, or when the agent (person you named) can no longer carry out the responsibilities outlined. In this case of a married couple, the authorization may be invalidated if you and your spouse get divorced.

In this section, we will focus on three key areas when it comes to setting up a Power of Attorney. The first section will go over the varying types of Power of Attorney. Section two will provide guidance for how to go about choosing a Power of Attorney, and section three will explain how you can setup your Power of Attorney, either by utilizing an attorney or doing it yourself online.

Disclaimer: At PAA, our desire is to be a GO TO Resource for everything you need for the Parkinson's diagnosis to live a quality life with PD. We want to make sure you have all resources you need as you plan your journey with Parkinson's now and into the future so that you can reflect and discern what decisions you want to make with the appropriate insights to help you choose and build a plan that is unique as your journey. The PAA, nor the contents on this website, should never be a replacement for professional expertise and guidance from medical, legal, or financial professionals. Our goal is to equip you for those conversations. As such, the PAA cannot be held accountable for your choices and outcomes while navigating your Parkinson's condition.

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