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					This is an agreement that allows an agent to act on behalf of the principal. This
agreement is primarily used to allow an agent to act on behalf of a mentally or physically
deteriorating principal. The agent agrees that he or she will act in the principal’s best
interests to the best of the agent’s abilities and allows the agent to perform any act the
principal could do except make a will. This document should be used by any individual
or entity that wants to obtain the power of attorney on behalf of another party.




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                          GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY is given by ___________________ [Comment: INSERT
NAME] of ____________________ [Comment: INSERT ADDRESS].

    1. APPOINTMENT

              I APPOINT my ________________ [Comment: insert relationship, for example
              mother, father, brother, sister, friend], ______________________ [Comment:
              insert name] to be my attorney, and I authorize my attorney to do, on my behalf, any
              and all acts which I could do if capable, except make a Will, subject to any conditions
              and restrictions contained herein. If __________________ refuses to act, or is unable
              to act, I substitute and appoint my ________________ [Comment: insert
              relationship, for example mother, father, brother, sister, friend],
              ______________________ [Comment: insert name] to be my attorney. My attorney
              shall have the authority to act as my litigation guardian, if one is required to
              commence, continue, defend or represent me in any court proceeding.

    2. CONTINUING POWER

              It is my intention and I so authorize my attorney that this authority shall be exercised
              during any incapacity on my part to manage my property.

    3. CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

              This Power of Attorney is subject to no conditions or restrictions.

    4. EFFECTIVE DATE

              This Power of Attorney comes into effect as of the date of execution set out below.

    5. REVOCATION

              Any prior Power of Attorney for property or any Power of Attorney which affects my
              property previously given by me, except a Power of Attorney given to a bank or
              financial institution for the purpose of the transaction of my business with that bank
              or financial institution, is hereby revoked.

    6. COMPENSATION

              I authorize my attorney to accept compensation out of my property for any work done
              by him or her in connection with this Power of Attorney, such compensation to be
              consistent with compensation for attorneys under a Power of Attorney.




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         EXECUTED at the City of ______________, this ______ day of ________, 20_____ in
         the presence of both witnesses, each present at the same time.

                                                   Signature: _________________________________

         We have signed this Power of Attorney in the presence of the person whose name
         appears above and in the presence of each other.

Witness #1:       Signature: _________________________________

                  Print Name:

                  Address:

Witness #2:       Signature: _________________________________

                  Print Name:

                  Address:

         [Comment: The following people cannot be witnesses: the attorney or his or
         her spouse or partner; the spouse, partner, or child of the person making the
         document, or someone that the person treats as his or her child; a person
         whose property is under guardianship or who has a guardian of the person; a
         person under the age]




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                                     AFFIDAVIT AS TO LEGAL AGE

       I, ______________________, of the City of ______________________, in the
Municipality of ____________________, make oath and say:

       When I executed the attached instrument I was at least
				
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Description: This is an agreement that allows an agent to act on behalf of the principal. This agreement is primarily used to allow an agent to act on behalf of a mentally or physically deteriorating principal. The agent agrees that he or she will act in the principal's best interests to the best of the agent's abilities and allows the agent to perform any act the principal could do except make a will. This document should be used by any individual or entity that wants to obtain the power of attorney on behalf of another party.
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