This document names someone you can count on to be your Attorney in Fact, who will make decisions concerning your ASSETS for you when you are unable. Your Attorney in Fact can pay your bills, file your tax returns, help you with your banking, and other financial matters. This prevents a conservatorship over your estate which means the courts and lawyers will not be controlling your finances. Your family keeps control over things, under your terms.

A DPA can be either SPRINGING, which means it does not take effect until you are incapacitated or incompetent, or IMMEDIATE, which means your Attorney in Fact can start making financial decisions for you as soon as the document is signed.