power of attorney

(POW-er ... uh-TER-nee)

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives one person (such as a relative, lawyer, or friend) the authority to make legal, medical, or financial decisions for another person. It may go into effect right away, or when that person is no longer able to make decisions for himself or herself.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "power of attorney"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "poder notarial"

Un poder notarial es un documento que provee a una persona (como un familiar, un abogado o un amigo) la autoridad de tomar decisiones legales, medicas o financieras por otra persona. Puede entrar en efecto inmediatamente o cuando la persona que lo otorga pierde la capacidad de tomar decisiones por sí misma.