A power of attorney is a legal document in which you name another person to act on your behalf. The person you name is called your "agent" or "attorney in fact." You can give your appointed agent broad or limited
management powers. You should choose this person carefully because he or she will generally be able to sell, invest and spend your assets.
A traditional power of attorney terminates upon your disability or death. However, a durable power of attorney will continue during incapacity to provide a safety net of financial management. A durable power of attorney
terminates upon your death.
Establishing a durable power of attorney should be part of your comprehensive estate planning.
*Source: Wells Fargo "Protecting yourself, your assets and those you care for most" article, item #1209-3514.
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