what is a POA and what are the consequences of granting a POA to another?
This article will address these points to give you a better understanding of one of the more common legal documents servicemembers rely on on a daily basis. A Power of Attorney (POA) is a very powerful legal document that you should use cautiously. Your POA gives your agent or attorney-in-fact (the person you appoint to carry out your wishes on your behalf) the authority to make decisions and act for you. Most often, you may use a POA when you cannot be present and you want someone to accomplish something for you. You may give a few powers or you may give many powers. For example, you may want your agent to sell your car while you are deployed. You also may want to have a POA for certain emergency situations. But what types of POAs are there and which are appropriate for you? The answer depends on why you need one and whether another arrangement may work. Essentially, there are two types of POAs. A general power of attorney (GPOA) allows your agent to do almost everything you could do