Power of appointment

Power of appointment – within the Inheritance Law the power of appointment is used to give rights to a person (not a trustee) by the testator, where this person should dispose the assets left by the testator after their death (but not to manage these). This is the major difference between the power of appointment and the power of attorney – the first should be used and performed after the death of the authorizer, while the power of attorney could be used by the representative only while the authorizer is still alive and in good mental health. The other difference is that via the power of attorney, the authorized person makes actions as if done personally by the authorizer.

See also: http://thelawdictionary.org/power-of-appointment/

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