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Power of Attorney for Texas

A power of attorney allows an agent to act on your behalf based on the terms of the document, whether a General Power of Attorney, Limited Power of Attorney, Child Care Power of Attorney or others.

Texas Power of Attorney Laws

According to Texas Estates Code Section 751.002, a "durable power of attorney" means a written instrument that designates another person as attorney in fact or agent, is signed by an adult principal and states it is to remain effective if you become incapacitated.

If durable it remains affected even if subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal.

The POA should be acknowledged by the principal before an officer authorized under the laws of this state or another state to take acknowledgments to deeds of conveyance.

Under Texas laws, a durable power of attorney does not lapse because of the passage of time unless the instrument creating the power of attorney specifically states a time limitation.

A revocation is not effective as to a third party relying on the power of attorney until the third party receives actual notice of the revocation.

A durable power of attorney for a real property transaction requiring the execution and delivery of an instrument that is to be recorded in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the property is located.

General Power of Attorney

Q: What is a General Power of Attorney

A General Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives the person you choose (the agent) the power to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive. The document must be signed by you (the principal) while you have the required legal capacity to give your agent clear and concise instructions. The appointment may be for a fixed period and can be revoked by you at any time providing you still have the legal capacity to do so. A power of attorney ceases when you die. The executor named in your will then takes over the responsibilities of your estate.

Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney

Q: What is a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney?

A: A Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows an individual to designate another person to make medical decisions for him or her when he or she cannot make decisions for himself or herself. In other words it names someone who stands in your shoes and tells the doctors what to do or what not do for you.

A Living Will is a document that allows a person to explain in writing which medical treatment he or she does or does not want during a terminal illness. A terminal illness is a fatal illness that leads ultimately to death. A Living Will takes effect only when the patient is incapacitated and can no longer express his or her wishes. The will states which medical treatments may be used and which may not be used to die naturally and without the patientís life being artificially prolonged by various medical procedures. Although the term Living Will may indicate that it is a Will, in reality, it is more similar to a Power of Attorney than a Will.

Limited or Special Power of Attorney?

Q: What is a limited or special power of attorney?

A: A Limited power of attorney is one which is limited to a specific act or particular purpose. It is also referred to as special power of attorney. A limited power of attorney allows the Principal to give only specific powers to the agent.

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