A Power of Attorney (“POA”) is a legal instrument which grants another person the legal authority to make medical and/or financial decisions on your behalf when you are incapacitated.

A POA is frequently used in the event of a person’s illness or disability, but it could also be used if you want to grant authority to someone to act on your behalf in your absence or in specific situations.

You can limit the POA’s authority to very limited power. For example, if you will be on vacation and are selling a car or boat, you can give someone the power to sign the title over in your absence.