What You Need To Know About Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that allows the appointment of a person or an organization, usually called an “agent” to manage your affairs if you become unable to do so.
Marietta Police Detectives recently assembled a pamphlet outlining quick helpful facts about POWER OF ATTORNEY. We have attached links to the tri-fold pamphlet as well as a web-friendly (easier to read) version. The information contained is a quick reference, layman’s guide to answer questions like:
- What Is a Power of Attorney?
- Who should have a Power of Attorney?
- What are the benefits & pitfalls of a Power of Attorney?
- How can I report suspected abuse of a POA?
Power Of Attorney Web Friendly pdf
Power Of Attorney Pamphlet - editable
Power Of Attorney Pamphlet - pdf
Please note that THEFT is the most common type of abuse by a Power Of Attorney. ANYONE can and should report suspected abuses when you have reasonable cause to believe an incapacitated person is being exploited.
Here are some ways you can contact authorities to report suspected abuse:
ALWAYS CALL 911 FOR LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES
Please seek professional legal services to discuss this topic more and to address your specific Power Of Attorney needs.