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I need to know what the difference is between a General Power

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I need to know what the difference is between a General Power of Attorney and a Durable Power of Attourney and why when a GPA is in place a company would ask for a DPA.

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*Due to rules of your state bar or mine, nothing herein is intended as legal advice, only intended as general information to better help yourself.*

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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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Customer:

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.

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both types of powers of attorney terminate upon death. Only the DPOA will remain valid in the event person is incapacitated

Customer:

Thank you very much. Most helpful!

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