from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Durable Power of Attorney


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • When in a condition where making one's own decisions is impossible, a DPOA is a person chosen by the patient (in advance of illnesses and while the patient is considered competent) to make decisions for them.

    Random feeds from

  • The first thing we did for her is draft a durable power of attorney for finances (DPOA) in which Dad named her as the one to make money decisions if he couldn't.

    Protect Your Aging Parents From Financial Fraud

  • Note this important point: It would have been too late for that DPOA if Dad wasn't still competent to sign it.

    Protect Your Aging Parents From Financial Fraud

  • * Got Dad's Medical DPOA and Advanced Directive filled out, signed, witnessed, notarized, and photocopied.

    To-Do, Ta-Done

  • A DPOA can spell out which contexts in which the designated person can make decisions for you; you can grant a DPOA that only pertains to decisions about termination of life support.

    out, out, brief candle

  • This gives the person to whom you assign the DPOA the legal power to make decisions in your stead should you become incapacitated.

    out, out, brief candle

  • Here are some other points you should be made aware of from DPOA President Joseph Duncan, in his letter to members:

    The Full Feed from

  • The DPOA concessions regarding pension, insurance, and wage freeze meet state requirements to get best practice dollars.

    The Full Feed from

  • Any attempt to negotiate would require an agreement from the state that if the DPOA agreed with more concessions that a state appointed emergency manager and/or bankruptcy could not ask for more from the DPOA members.

    The Full Feed from

  • Yet they come after the DPOA members for more give backs.

    The Full Feed from


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.