Durable Power of AttorneyExperienced Buffalo Estate Planning Lawyer Thomas F. Hewner explains what you need to know about a durable power of attorney. Watch this educational video to learn more. If you have questions about a durable power of attorney, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in all of your estate planning needs. Download Our Free Estate Planning Guide
- The term, durable power of attorney simply means that its authority continues in effect, even if the giver becomes incapacitated, but lapses if the person dies.
- Durable powers of attorney are used almost exclusively, with the exception of those granted for a single purpose, such as when a husband who may be out of town when a home purchase closes grants signatory power to his wife so that she can sign the documents on his behalf.