How is it Created?
- A power of attorney is created by signing a document that is usually prepared by a lawyer. It authorizes the person(s) named to act on your behalf. It does not need their signature. It can only be given by a person who understands the meaning of the document at the time.
- The attorney(s) is legally obliged to act on your directions if you are able to give any and they would be guilty of a crime if they just took your money and spent it without your authority (if you were able to understand and give that authority).