UNDERSTANDING THE LIMITS OF A POWER OF ATTORNEY IN NC by Board Certified Elder Law Attorney Amanda Owens


Jan 30, 2024

Are you making a plan to set up a Power of Attorney (POA)? It is a powerful tool, but understanding that it is not a one-size-fits-all document is key! Here are a few quick things to consider:

Limitations of a POA: Things to know

A POA is a tool for empowerment, not override. Be informed, stay empowered, and ensure your decisions are respected.

When Will It take Effect: You Decide

Make sure you understand the difference and discuss with your legal professional what is right for you.

What if I already have a POA?

Take a moment to review the document and seek advice if:

Sometimes things change and your legal documents need to change with them. It is important to seek legal advice to properly revoke your POA or make updates. Remember a POA can be a game-changer, but understanding the document and sitting down with a legal professional to understand what options are right for you is your best play!