Powers of Attorney
WHAT IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY?
A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that allows one person to appoint another person to act on their behalf concerning their finances, real estate, business matters, and more. In American Samoa, it is often used to appoint someone to take care of their child or children while they are off-island, or to give authority to another person to travel off-island with their minor child or children. This is known as a Guardianship Power of Attorney.
Another type of POA is a General Power of Attorney. This POA can grant broad powers to an adult child or trusted friend to act on one's behalf regarding one's financial matters. It is often used when someone becomes very ill or otherwise incapacitated, and needs someone to take care of their finances for them.
Another type of POA is a Special Power of Attorney. This POA can be useful when someone wishes to appoint someone to act as their agent on one or more specific matters pertaining to their finances or possessions.
Like Affidavits, POAs need to be notarized.
We can assist you with all three types of POAs.