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Power of Attorney: Duties and Responsibilities

A person who holds Power of Attorney for someone else has a legal duty to act in the best interests of their Principal (the person who gave the power). This duty can be summed up in a few words: He or she must act in good faith in handling the money and assets of the Principal. This means that the person holding the power (the Attorney-in-Fact) must always intend to serve the Principal's interests, rather than their own personal interests, when they are exercising the Power of Attorney. more...