You use a Power of Attorney if are limited in your ability to function (mentally or physically). Power of Attorney agents manage your financial responsibilities for you. You may decide to appoint a person to manage your financial affairs if you are going to be away for a while (military deployment, out of state or country, or prison), if you are ill and will be incapacitated (surgery or treatment), or if you are terminally ill and need someone to manage your finances until you pass. Or you may choose to appoint someone to take care of your finances simply because you do not want to. Fee start at $75.00.