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Durable Power of Attorney


Term Definition Durable Power of Attorney - an instrument granting another person legal authority to manage the financial affairs and make medical decisions for the principal who is unable to do so.
Application in Divorce A durable power of attorney remains in effect in the event the principal becomes incapacitated. Sometimes called a health care proxy, it designates a surrogate to make medical decisions if and when the principal is incapacitated.

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