Power of Attorney Form (POA, Letter of Attorney)
A power of attorney (POA) is a written document used by someone to authorize another adult to represent him or handle his private affairs, business, financial matters or other legal matters. The person who gives authority for others to act on his behalf is the principal, grantor or donor. The one who is authorized is the agent or attorney in fact. The principal must have the mental capacity to create the power of attorney. The agent can act on the principal's behalf according to the instructions provided by the principal when this document takes effect.