Jessica Hardin Comments on New N.C. Power of Attorney Laws



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Dec. 29, 2017

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, North Carolina’s existing power of attorney laws will be replaced by the North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act. The new law "establishes a legal framework 'for the creation and use of powers of attorney and furnishes guidance to and protections for principals, clarity for agents, and certainty for third parties asked to accept a power of attorney.'"

A recent North Carolina Lawyers Weekly article covered the new legislation, and Robinson Bradshaw attorney Jessica Hardin weighed in with her recommendations for clients: "consider signing a durable general power of attorney."

"Beginning on January 1, the document itself will look a little different but it will still have the important effect of naming a trusted person to handle the client’s business and financial affairs when necessary," Hardin said.

To read "New power of attorney laws take effect Jan. 1," please visit NCLW.

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