This General Durable Power of Attorney, which is effective immediately, is intended to be used by an individual to appoint an Attorney-in-Fact to make decisions for him or her regarding property, financial, banking, management, business and other related matters. However, this power of attorney does not include powers relating to medical and health care services. This document contains broad powers which the individual can choose from so as to suit his or her specific requirements. It should be used by individuals located in South Carolina who wish to appoint an Attorney-in-Fact to act on their behalf regarding financial matters.
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All Rights Reserved GENERAL DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY THE POWERS YOU GRANT BELOW ARE EFFECTIVE EVEN IF YOU BECOME DISABLED OR INCOMPETENT KNOWN BY ALL PERSONS PRESENT, THAT: I, _______________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the principal], ______________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of principal], (“Principal”), execute this Durable Power of Attorney and do hereby make, constitute and appoint: ___________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of Attorney- in-Fact], __________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of Agent], (“Agent”) TO ACT IN MY NAME, PLACE AND STEAD in any lawful way with respect to the following provisions: 1. Effectiveness of Power of Attorney: This instrument is to be construed and interpreted as a general durable power of attorney effective immediately. 2. Grant of Powers: I grant to my Agent full power and authorization to do everything necessary in exercising any of the powers granted by this power of attorney as fully as I might or could do if personally present. My Agent shall have full power of substitution or revocation. I hereby ratify and confirm all that my Agent lawfully does or causes to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the powers herein granted. My Agent shall have the power to exercise or perform any act, power, duty, right or obligation whatsoever that I now have or may hereinafter acquire, relating to any person, matter, transaction or property, real or personal, tangible or intangible, now owned or hereafter acquired by me, including, without limitation, the following specifically enumerated powers: a. Property Matters: To acquire, purchase, exchange and sell, or grant options to sell, mortgage, pledge, lease, sell and convey real or personal property, tangible or intangible, or interests therein, on such terms and conditions as my Agent shall deem proper, with full authority to sign, endorse, execute and deliver any sales agreement, deed, bill of sale and all other instruments or documents pertaining to the sale of any of my real or personal property; and to enter into bonds, contracts, mortgages and deeds connected therewith; b. Stock and Bond Transactions: To purchase, convey, assign, sell, exchange, surrender, mortgage, pledge, lease, let, license, demise, remise, quitclaim, bargain, redeem or otherwise transfer any and all shares of stock, bonds, evidences of indebtedness or other securities and other personal tangible and intangible or mixed property in any business, association, corporation, partnership or other legal entity, whether private or public, now or hereafter belonging to me; c. Banking and Other Financial Institution Transactions: To make, receive, sign, endorse, execute, acknowledge, deliver and possess checks, drafts, bills of exchange, letters of credit, notes, stock certificates, withdrawal receipts and deposit instruments © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 2 relating to accounts or deposits in, or certificates of deposit of banks, savings and loans, credit unions or other institutions or associations, execute or release such deeds of trust or other security agreements as may be necessary or proper in the exercise of the rights and powers herein granted; d. Business Operating Transactions: To conduct, engage in and otherwise transact the affairs of any and all lawful business ventures of whatever nature or kind that I may now or hereafter be involved in. To execute partnership agreements and amendments thereto; to incorporate, reorganize, merge, consolidate, recapitalize, sell, liquidate or dissolve any business; to elect or employ officers, directors and agents; to carry out the provisions of any agreement for the sale of any business interest or the stock therein; and to exercise voting rights with respect to stock, either in person or by proxy, and to exercise stock options; e. Management Powers: To maintain, repair, improve, invest, manage, insure, rent, lease, encumber and in any manner deal with any real or personal property, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein that I now own or may hereafter acquire in my name and for my benefit, upon such terms and conditions as my Agent shall deem proper; f. Power to Borrow: To borrow any sum or sums of money on such terms (including the power to borrow against the cash surrender value of any life insurance policy issued on my life), and with such security, whether real or personal property, as my Agent may think fit, and for that purpose to execute all promissory notes, bonds, mortgages, deeds of trust, security agreements and other instruments which may be necessary or proper; g. Tax Matters: To prepare, to make elections, to execute and to file all tax, social security, unemployment insurance and informational returns required by the laws of the United States, or of any state or subdivision thereof, or of any foreign government; to prepare, to execute, and to file all other papers and instruments which Agent shall think to be desirable or necessary for safeguarding me against excess or illegal taxation or against penalties imposed for claimed violation of any law or other governmental regulation; and to pay, compromise, contest or apply for refunds in connection with any taxes or assessments for which I am or may be liable; h. Trust: To transfer, assign and convey any property or interest in property, the legal or equitable title to which is in my name, to any trust of which I am the primary beneficiary during my lifetime and under the terms of which I expressly have the power to amend or revoke such trust, and to exercise any right of withdrawal of income and/or principal which I may have pursuant to the terms and conditions of such trust, whether such trust was created before or after the execution of this power of attorney; i. Power to Change Beneficiaries on Any Insurance Policies: To change the beneficiaries on any insurance policies on my life; provided, however, that neither such right and power, nor any other rights and powers, shall be exercisable with respect to any policies of life insurance which may at any time be owned by me on the life of my Agent herein named; © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 3 j. Legal Affairs: To employ and compensate attorneys, accountants and other agents with personal liability for neglect or wrongdoing of any of them selected with reasonable care. To represent me before any administrative or judicial body in any proceeding; k. Recovering Possession of Property: To eject, remove or relieve tenants or other persons from, and recover possession of, any property, real, personal or mixed in which I now or hereafter may have an interest; l. Executing Government Vouchers: To execute vouchers in my behalf for any and all allowances, compensation and reimbursements properly payable to me by the Government of the United States or any agency or department thereof. [Comment: Choose any of the above powers by inserting “X” next to them as per your specific situation and requirements] 3. Revocation: This general durable power of attorney may be voluntarily revoked by me by written instrument signed by me and delivered to my Agent. My guardian may also revoke this instrument by written instrument signed by him or her and delivered to my Agent. Any affidavit executed by my Agent stating that she or he did not have, at the time of doing any act pursuant to this power of attorney, actual knowledge of the revocation or termination of this power of attorney, is, in the absence of fraud, conclusive proof of no revocation or no termination of the power at that time. 4. Interpretation and Governing Law: This instrument is to be construed and interpreted according to the law of South Carolina. It was executed in the state of South Carolina and is intended to be valid in all jurisdictions of the United States of America and all foreign nations. 5. Nomination of Guardian or Conservator: In the event court proceedings are hereafter commenced to appoint a guardian, conservator or other fiduciary to take charge of my person, or to manage and conserve my property, I hereby nominate and appoint my Agent above-named, as my guardian, conservator, or other fiduciary, to serve without bond unless otherwise required by a court of competent jurisdiction. 6. Substitute Agent: If _____________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the Agent] ceases to act as my Agent due to death, incapacity, or resignation, I appoint ___________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of the substitute agent], to serve as my Agent. 7. Death: [Optional] [Comment: Choose this clause if you wish the agency to continue even after your death] My death shall not revoke or terminate this agency as to my Agent or any other person who, without actual knowledge of my death, acts in good faith under this power of attorney. Any action so taken, unless otherwise invalid or unenforceable, shall be binding upon me and my heirs, devises and personal representatives. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 4 8. Special Instructions: [Optional] [Instruction: Insert the special instructions limiting or extending the powers granted to your agent] ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________. TO INDUCE ANY THIRD PARTY TO ACT HEREUNDER, I HEREBY AGREE THAT ANY THIRD PARTY RECEIVING A DULY EXECUTED COPY OR FACSIMILE OF THIS INSTRUMENT MAY ACT HEREUNDER, AND THAT REVOCATION OR TERMINATION HEREOF SHALL BE INEFFECTIVE AS TO SUCH THIRD PARTY UNLESS AND UNTIL ACTUAL NOTICE OR KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH REVOCATION OR TERMINATION SHALL HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND I FOR MYSELF AND FOR MY HEIRS, EXECUTORS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES AND ASSIGNS, HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT MAY ARISE AGAINST SUCH THIRD PARTY BY REASON OF SUCH THIRD PARTY HAVING RELIED ON THE PROVISIONS OF THIS INSTRUMENT. Signed this ____ [Month] ____ [Date], 20____ _______________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the signature of principal] _____________________________________ ______________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of principal] _______________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the signature of agent] _____________________________________ ______________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the address of agent] © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 5 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATE OF South Carolina COUNTY OF ____________________ I, a Notary Public, hereby certify that _______________________________________ whose name is signed to the foregoing instrument, and who is known to me, acknowledged before me on this day that, being informed of the contents of the conveyance, he/she/they executed the same voluntarily on the day the same bears date. Given under my hand this _____________ day of _____________, A. D. 20____. ____________________________________ Notary Public Print Name __________________________ My commission expires: ___________________ © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 6
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