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Power of Attorney
Harry executed a Power of Attorney naming his son, John, as the "attorney-in-fact". Harry has requested John to use this Power of Attorney to make certain gifts after Harry dies.
Can Jon carryout Harry's requests?
No. This Power of Attorney is effective only while Harry is alive. The document becomes null and void immediately upon Harry's death. A Last Will and Testament, on the other hand, becomes effective immediately upon a person's death and cannot be used while the person is alive.