Legal definition of capacity
Power Of Attorney Legal Terminology


'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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Linex Legal (press release) (registration)Schiff Hardin partner Robert M. Freedman will present "The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form," a topic during this year's New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Bridging the Gap program. Program faculty will speak from the New York ... more »
Ruidoso NewsThe Power of Attorney (POA) is the poor man's Living Trust. Naturally, it is a piece of paper, somewhere between one and 30 pages. You probably need at least two pages. A full POA means the person you appointed can do just about everything you can do ... more »
The TennesseanA power of attorney becomes effective immediately after it is signed unless it specifies that it only becomes effective at a later date when some event occurs, such as when you become disabled, incapacitated or incompetent. This is called a ā€œspringing ... more »
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