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Durable General Power of Attorney


Durable General Power of Attorney
NOTICE
The purpose of this power of attorney is to give the person you designate (your “Agent”) broad powers to
handle your property, which may include powers to sell or otherwise dispose of any real or personal
property without advance notice to you or approval by you.
This power of attorney does not impose a duty on your agent to exercise granted powers, but when
powers are exercised, your agent must use due care to act for your benefit and in accordance with this
power of attorney.
Your agent may exercise the powers given here throughout your lifetime, even after you become
incapacitated, unless you expressly limit the duration of these powers or you revoke these powers or a
court acting on your behalf terminates your agent’s authority.
Your agent must keep your funds separate from your agent’s funds.
A court can take away the powers of your agent if it finds your agent is not acting properly.
The powers and duties of an agent under a power of attorney are explained more fully in 20 Pa.C.S.
Chapter 56.
If there is anything about this form that you do not understand, you should ask a lawyer of your own
choosing to explain it to you.
I have read or had explained to me this notice and I understand its contents.
_______________________________ ______________________
Principal’s Name Date
Acknowledgement by Agent
The agent shall have no authority to act as agent under the power of attorney unless the agent has first
executed and affixed to the power of attorney the following acknowledgement.
I, _______________________________, have read the attached power of attorney and am the person
identified as the agent for the principal. I hereby acknowledge that in the absence of a specific provision
to the contrary in the power of attorney or in 20 Pa. C.S. when I act as agent:
I shall exercise the powers for the benefit of the principal.
I shall keep the assets of the principal separate from my assets.
I shall exercise reasonable caution and prudence.
I shall keep a full and accurate record of all action, receipts, and disbursements on behalf of the
principal.
_________________________________ __________________________
Agent Date
Durable General Power of Attorney
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