Durable Power of Attorney

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Definition of "Durable Power of Attorney"

A durable Power of Attorney is a power of attorney which remains valid even if the principal or donor later becomes mentally incompetent. A durable power of attorney becomes invalid upon the death of the principal or donor. (Note: The principal must be mentally competent at the time the power of attorney is made in order for it to be valid.) In Canada, it is also known as an enduring power of attorney.

"Durable Power of Attorney" is referred to in the following legal documents:

Power of Attorney

See also:

Incapacity

Ordinary Power of Attorney