You may appoint a representative (i.e., an attorneyin-fact) to conduct your affairs while you are living. Should you desire for the attorney-in-fact’s authority to continue even if you become incapacitated, then a durable clause may be included in the Power of Attorney instrument. Basically, a Durable General Power of Attorney allows your attorney-in-fact to take any and all actions on your behalf, even after you become incapacitated.
Therefore, it is important that you appoint someone in whom you have the utmost confidence. Should you elect to do so, you can terminate the Power of attorney at anytime. Having a Power of Attorney may alleviate the need for your loved ones to spend a great deal of money and time in Court requesting a conservatorship be appointed for you.