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Attorney in Fact

A person named in a written power of attorney document acts on behalf of the person who signs the document. The attorney-in-fact’s authority and responsibilities depend on the specific powers granted in the power of attorney document. An attorney-in-fact is an agent of the principal.

One authorized to act independently (and sign for) another person for either a specific or general-purpose or power. A real estate broker is NOT an attorney-in-fact unless specifically appointed separately from the listing agreement.

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