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A general power of attorney terminates upon the disability of the donor of the power. However a durable power of attorney does not terminate upon the disability the donor of the power.
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Does a DPA also terminate upon death? I thought that was the whole reason for a GPA in case someone was sick etc and /or not available to take care of immediate business.
both types of powers of attorney terminate upon death. Only the DPOA will remain valid in the event person is incapacitated
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