This chart provides a state-by-state listing of power of attorney laws, which allow a person to appoint someone to handle their affairs if they are not able to do so. The chart was updated in December 2007. The chart provides a good reference point for individuals to begin but, as with all compilations, individuals should be sure to consult the applicable law and, if necessary, seek the assistance of a legal services provider in interpreting and applying the law. The ABA also provides a toolkit for making living will and power of attorney decisions.
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