Power of Attorney and Durable Power of Attorney

What is a Power of Attorney? 

The power of attorney is a legal instrument that grants someone the ability to act on your behalf in various circumstances.


Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) is a sort of Power of Attorney that continues in force even if the person providing it becomes disabled or mentally incompetent.

What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

What Sets Them Both Apart?

What distinguishes DPOA from a conventional Power of Attorney is its lasting character, which grants the designated agent continued ability to make decisions on behalf of the grantor in various scenarios.

What is the Primary Legal Capacity of a Power of Attorney?

The primary legal capacity is the grantor’s capacity.


While both assign authority to trustworthy persons, their longevity, breadth of authority, and effectiveness differ greatly.