An agent under a power of attorney (called an “attorney-in-fact”) can act without any court oversight. As a result, these agents often act without consulting an attorney. Too often the agent consults an attorney years after they began exercising their power or only when someone first complains about the agent’s actions.
We advise agents operating under powers of attorney by explaining their rights and responsibilities and ensuring that the agents are acting within their authority and maintaining adequate documentation. With our assistance, agents can carry out their responsibilities to the person who entrusted them with the power while staying within the legal boundaries of their authority.