Power of Attorney and Health Care – General – Alabama
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Under Alabama Code 26-1A-206, language in a power of attorney granting general authority with respect to stocks and bonds authorizes the agent to:
(1) buy, sell, and exchange stocks and bonds;
(2) establish, continue, modify, or terminate an account with respect to stocks and bonds;
(3) pledge stocks and bonds as security to borrow, pay, renew, or extend the time of payment of a debt of the principal;
(4) receive certificates and other evidences of ownership with respect to stocks and bonds; and
(5) exercise voting rights with respect to stocks and bonds in person or by proxy, enter into voting trusts, and consent to limitations on the right to vote.
A limited power of attorney allows the principal to give only specific powers to the attorney-in-fact/agent. The limited power of attorney is used to allow the attorney-in-fact/agent to handle specific matters when the principal is unavailable or unable to do so. The power of attorney cannot be revoked until notice is given. Therefore, if the principal wishes to revoke the power of attorney he/she should send a written notice of revocation to the acting attorney-in-fact/agent and to all third parties relying on the authority of the acting attorney-in-fact/agent.