The rejection of a durable power of attorney is a frustrating experience for the lawyer who drafted it. Banks or securities brokers may give various reasons for rejecting a durable power of attorney. Some brokers or banks reject a power of attorney that was signed many years earlier. Some banks and brokers require a particular form and reject any deviating instrument. Usually, a client can overcome this obstacle by signing a new durable power of attorney. This approach is not a solution if the client is no longer competent.

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