How long can a person use power of attorney? 2 Answers as of October 01, 2012

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La Office of William H. Von Willer | William H. Von Willer
A Power of Attorney may be limited according to the terms of the Power of Attorney itself, or, it may last until revoked by the maker, or, it may end upon the death of the maker for most purposes.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 10/1/2012
Martin Barnes - Attorney at Law
Martin Barnes - Attorney at Law | Martin Barnes
Good question. Generally, the grant of a power of attorney should be limited in both scope and term, and the language of the Power of Attorney itself should establish those limits. You question focuses on term. If the Power of Attorney is written to include a period or a term that either ends at a stated point in time or upon an event, then the power can not be exercised beyond that term. The grant of power from a Power of Attorney ends at the death of the grantor. The grant of power from a Power of Attorney ends with the revocation of the Power of Attorney. It would be helpful to know more about the specific situation that is prompting your query. You should seek the advice of an Indiana attorney if you have a question about whether or not a power granted to you has expired, or in the alternative if you feel someone else has acted beyond the scope or term of a power granted to them.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 10/1/2012
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