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  • Powers of attorney – statutory v common (people)** law documents
    Powers of attorney – statutory v common (people)** law documents
    Following the previous two posts a question has been raised about the need to comply with the state-based legislation in each jurisdiction when creating a general power of attorney, as opposed to an enduring power of attorney. Broadly the position in relation to general powers of attorney is as follows: Each state has legislation setting out a statutory regime for making a general power of attorney; In addition to this statutory regime, there is at common law the right to make a power of attorney or otherwise delegate the rights of a principal to an attorney;Assuming the document creating the …
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