By signing a power of attorney you are able to chose who will make decisions about your property rather than a guardian appointed by the court. A power of attorney allows you, as the "principal", to appoint another person, called an "agent", to act on your behalf in a number of specific areas, such as banking, business matter, and real estate matters. A durable power means that your agent's authority remains even after you are incapacitated. Powers of attorney end at the death of the agent or principal.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Durable Power of Attorney