A general power of attorney is very broad and provides extensive powers to the person or organization you appoint as your agent. These powers usually include:
You also have the option to grant the following additional powers to your Agent:
A general power of attorney is usually used to allow your agent to handle all of your affairs during a period of time when you are unable to do so. For example, when you are traveling out of the state or country or when you are physically or mentally unable to handle your affairs. A general power of attorney is frequently included as part of an estate plan to make sure that you have covered the possibility that you might need someone to handle your financial affairs if you are unable to do so.