What is an “agent”?

The “agent” is the recipient of the power of attorney – the party who is given the power to act on behalf of the principal. The agent is sometimes referred to as an “attorney-in-fact.” The term “attorney-in-fact” does not mean the person is a lawyer.

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1. What is a power of attorney?
2. What are some uses of a power of attorney?
3. Where may a person obtain a power of attorney?
4. Does a power of attorney need witnesses or a notary?
5. What is a “principal”?
6. What is an “agent”?
7. What is a “third party”?