Sharon Ravenscroft Estate Planning Blog
What's in a Name?
Making sure your name is correct on your powers of attorney is very important. If you have used different names over the years, maybe because of marriage or nicknames, then your financial records and health care records might have different names. In order for the person named as your agent to help you, your name on your powers of attorney have to match the name on your record. Therefore, be sure to list all of the names you have used on your powers of attorney as an "aka" or also known as.