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  1. Re: Power of Attorney
    A general POA is often utilized for mundane daily tasks and will usually expire with the mental incompetency or disability of the maker.

    A durable POA survives the incompetency/disability, and is often used for health-care ["pull-the-plug"] decisions.

    Charles Aspinwall
    Charles S. Aspinwall, J.D., LLC
    PO Bx 984
    Los Lunas, NM 87031-0984

  2. Re: Power of Attorney
    A durable power of attorney is one that is not terminated by the incapacity of the principal.

    A general power of attorney is a power of attorney that allows the agent to any action on behalf of the principal, as opposed to a special, or limited, power of attorney, which allows the agent only to take those actions specified in the power of attorney.

    Note that a durable power of attorney may be general or limited, and a general power of attorney may be durable or non-durable.

    Robert Lord
    Berens, Kozub & Lord PLC
    7047 East Greenway Parkway
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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