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Power of Attorney

What is a Power of Attorney?

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It is good to plan for the legal and family issues which may occur in later life but many people put off planning when they could be taking steps to have as much control as possible over their lives.

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions on your behalf. Our guide explains how explains more about what a Power of Attorney is, how to grant one, and what it means to be an attorney for someone else.

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