What Is the Main Reason for Having a General Power of Attorney?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Power of Attorney Lawyer

A general power of attorney is a much better way to deal with incapacity than a guardianship or conservatorship. If you become disabled, a general power of attorney authorizes your agent to act on your behalf and sign your name to financial and/or legal documents. Having a general power of attorney will generally avoid the need to go through the time consuming, expensive, and publicly embarrassing process whereby someone has to go to court to have you declared mentally or physically incompetent and then seek appointment to serve as your legal guardian and/or conservator subject to ongoing court supervision.

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