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If my domestic partner has been given my power of attorney

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If my domestic partner has been given my "power of attorney" (with my permission), can she be sued or otherwise discomfited by someone else, or is she immune from any issues I may have created?

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Answer: Your Attorney in Fact (AIF) (the person with the power under a Power of Attorney (POA) is immune from suit for your problems, assuming that you have neither a marriage nor a civil commitment recorded. An AIF just has the powers you've given to her (usually for such things as signing papers when you're away or disabled).


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