When people create powers of attorney, they do so in order to allow one or more agents the ability to represent them and their interests. But how does this take place?
The process is fairly simple. When a principal decides to create a power of attorney, he or she creates a document that has to meet some basic state legal standards. The document will, at the very least, name the person who is to serve as agents, detail the agent’s powers, and prove that the principal is creating the documents by including a signature section, and typically a notarization by a public notary.
Once created and given to the agent, the power of attorney document is then typically sufficient to allow third parties to recognize the agent’s authority.