Your agent may have broad powers to act on your behalf. While there are safeguards in place to prevent agents from abusing and misusing these powers, the relationship between you and your agent relies on TRUST.
You may want to select someone that you trust and someone that you believe is capable of acting in your place, if necessary. Family members may be a good option for some people, but close friends may be a better option for others. You may also consider the tasks your agent may need to handle. For example, close business partners may be well-suited to step in and handle business affairs if you are unable to do so.
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