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