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Since My Durable Power Of Attorney document says my “Attorney-In-Fact” can act on my behalf, does that mean my lawyer can make transactions on my accounts?”

No. In its most general sense, the term “Attorney” denotes an agent, or someone who is appointed and authorized to act in the place of another. So when you authorize your “Attorney-In-Fact” to transact on your bank accounts, to sign deeds, or to enter into long term care planning with your assets, you are referring only to that spouse, child, or close friend that you selected to help you
during your incapacity.
Walt Shurden
Board Certified Elder Law Attorney