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Despite what some individuals throughout Colorado believe, a power of attorney (POA) has nothing to do with being an attorney or having a law degree, except that involving an attorney in the process is critical to ensure that your documents are drafted adequately and accomplish your goals correctly. A power of attorney is a document that allows you (the principal) to give power to another person (the agent) to act on your behalf. For instance, a Durable Medical Power of Attorney allows your agent (a parent, child, sibling, or close friend) to make decisions for your care. A durable power of attorney can be either over property or healthcare. Durable simply means that the individual to whom you give the “power” to has the ability to act now as well as if you should become incapacitated.