Legal definition of capacity
Power Of Attorney Legal Terminology

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'Capacity' means ability to comprehend the nature and consequences of the act of executing and granting, revoking, amending or modifying a power of attorney, any provision in a power of attorney, or the authority of any person to act as agent under a power of attorney.
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JD Supra (press release)The changes fall into three main categories: (1) execution requirements, (2) powers that must be specifically provided in the power of attorney in order to be effective and new restrictions on the exercise of those powers, and (3) protection of third ... more »
Aiken StandardPower of attorney – an agreement between two parties: a principal and an attorney in fact. The attorney in fact does not need to be an attorney at law. A power of attorney gives the attorney in fact rights to act in the principal's place. Powers of ... more »
Aiken StandardThe attorney in fact does not need to be an attorney at law. A power of attorney gives the attorney in fact rights to act in the principal's place. Powers of attorney may be limited, general or special. Living will – an advanced directive that lists a ... more »
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