Durable Power of Attorney

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A power of attorney that remains in effect if the person who made the document -- called the principal -- becomes incapacitated. If a power of attorney is not specifically made durable, it automatically expires if the principal becomes incapacitated. (See also: durable power of attorney for finances, durable power of attorney for health care)

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