What is a Power of Attorney?
A Power of Attorney is a legal document. It gives a person, usually a trusted friend or family member, the power to act for you, or make certain kinds of decisions for you.
Signing a Power of Attorney does not mean you are giving up your right to make your own decisions, or manage your own money. You can revoke, or cancel, a power of attorney at any time in writing.
Where can I learn more?
Pine Tree Legal Assistance does not work in this area of law. Here are some resources where you can:
- Learn more about Powers of Attorney in Maine,
- Figure out if a Power of Attorney is right for you, and
- Learn how you can create a Power of Attorney
We have an article on Power of Attorney for a Child. This is a different process than for an adult.
Maine Legal Services for the Elderly has a complete guide to Powers of Attorney in Maine. Even though their legal services are for Mainers age 60 and older, the information on their website is helpful for anyone wanting more information about Powers of Attorney in Maine.