springing power of attorney

Definition of "springing power of attorney"
  1. A legal document that authorizes another person to handle a person's affairs, but only takes effect when a certain event or condition, like the person's incapacity, occurs
How to use "springing power of attorney" in a sentence
  1. My grandfather prepared a springing power of attorney that would only be effective if he becomes mentally incapacitated.
  2. The springing power of attorney was set up to ensure that financial matters could still be dealt with if she was unable to handle them herself.
  3. In the event of a serious accident, the springing power of attorney would activate to ensure all legal and financial matters would be appropriately managed.

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