Durable Power Of Attorney Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Durable Power Of Attorney.

Durable Power of Attorney (noun): A legal paper that lets a chosen person, often referred to as an "attorney-in-fact" or "agent", to make decisions for you, especially in cases where you can't because of health problems. It is different from a living will, as it can cover any type of decision-making, not just health-related ones.