A Power-of-Attorney is a written document that allows an individual (called the “principal” in this context) to appoint another party (called the “agent”) to be in charge of specific medical, financial, or other legal decisions on his or her behalf. The agent can have the authority to deal with your finances and property and also your personal welfare. The purpose of granting such power is to ensure that, should you ever become unwell and be unable to manage your day-to-day finances or be incapable of making decisions about your personal welfare, your interests will continue to be protected by the agent you have chosen.