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General Power of Attorney – Non-Durable

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Non-durable Power of Attorney

This is a legal authorization that is limited in scope. Through this agreement, you give someone else to authority to act on your behalf in legal and financial matters. The individual can sign agreements, approve payments and do more on your behalf. The exact privileges will depend on how you create the agreement. 

Non-durable Power of Attorney​

Why is a Non-durable Power of Attorney​ important?

A non-durable Power of Attorney (POA) allows an individual to appoint a person or an organization to manage his / her affairs if he becomes unable to do so. This is usually established to achieve a specific financial or legal goal. For example, if your signature is required on a legal document, but you cannot be present to physically sign the document. The person delegating authority under the POA is called the principal and the person to whom authority is being delegated is called the agent.

When Do you Need A Non-durable Power of Attorney​?

You might consider establishing a Non-Durable Power Of Attorney if you cannot be present to sign or execute certain documents or dealings, and need someone with legal authority to act on your behalf.
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Helpful in various situations

A nondurable POA can be helpful in multiple situations. Generally speaking, it can make sense to use one if you are unable or unwilling to be present physically for financial and legal tasks. eSignatures are becoming more available, and they can allow you to conduct business from anywhere, but there are many situations that still require physical, or “wet,” signatures. Employing a nondurable POA can be a convenient solution in such cases.

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Best for Rental Agreement

If you’re planning to move, which may require you to sign a rental agreement in the area where you would be living. Until you’re there, you can’t physically sign, and mailing documents might not be feasible. A nondurable POA granted to an individual in your future hometown could help you complete the agreement.

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Useful when you're living outstation

You might be out of the country when somebody within the U.S. needs to sign a document or complete a financial transaction on your behalf. You could authorize a nondurable POA during your time abroad and set the authorization to end automatically on the date of your return.

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It has limitations too

A nondurable POA has more limitations than a durable power of attorney. For example, with any power of attorney, you can revoke or change the powers granted at any time using specific legal procedures, but with a nondurable POA, there are additional triggers that can bring the arrangement to an end.

FAQ About Our Non-durable Power of Attorney​ Template

This goes into effect as soon as the document is signed and expires if/when you are declared mentally incompetent or die, whichever comes first. You may revoke a Non-Durable Power Of Attorney at any time.

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