POA Weekly – Week 17: What are “Triggering Events”?

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There are various ways that powers of attorney come into effect; that is, when the named attorney’s authority to act commences.

The Power Of Attorney For Personal Care becomes effective only when the donor of the power is not capable of making decisions, either generally or specifically.

The Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is effective immediately except that section 7 of the Substitute Decisions Act provides that the document may direct that it comes into effect on a “specified date,” or when a “specified contingency” happens, sometimes referred to as a “triggering event”. https://welpartners.com/blog/2021/01/poa-weekly-week-17-what-are-triggering-events/