Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to give someone else the authority to act on your behalf. In the document you name another person to do certain things for you as your legal representative. In legal terms you are called a grantor and the person you name to act for you is called an attorney.
Even when a power of attorney is in place you can always also continue to act for yourself as long as you are legally capable. It is important to review the terms of a power of attorney regularly to ensure that it continues to meet your needs.