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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The MercuryThe primary driving force appears to have been a “fix” legislatively due to a Pennsylvania Court ruling that left financial institutions less than comfortable about accepting powers of attorney should the power of attorney be void or voidable although ... more »
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)It is a regrettable truth that even close family members cannot always be trusted to do the right thing, as illustrated by a case dealing with a wayward son who was appointed as attorney over his elderly mother's financial affairs. Unfortunately, he ... more »
Herald ScotlandWe intend to look into the matter more closely, but in the meantime are advising solicitors to review any Power of Attorney documentation they hold and consider whether they should alter the wording. "We are aware that the Sheriff's decision is under ... more »
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