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What’s the Difference Between Executor and Power of Attorney?

Whether you’re considering estate planning or you’ve already begun the process, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is deciding whether to hire an executor or a power of attorney. While the names may sound similar, their duties are very different. The power of attorney is a document that grants an individual the authority to make important decisions on behalf of another person. Those decisions can be financial, medical, or even legal.

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A power of attorney may only be used when the person granting the document is unable to make decisions, such as when the person is incapacitated. On the other hand, an executor is a person who is appointed by a court to manage the estate of someone who has died. An executor is responsible for filing tax returns, locating and preserving assets, and settling claims against the estate. In the case of a will, an executor must act in accordance with the will and abide by its terms.

A power of attorney has the potential to save your loved one’s life. If the person is unable to make decisions on their own, a power of attorney can provide them or with the information and instructions they need to make decisions in their own best interests. This can include healthcare, nutrition, and even clothing. Generally, a power of attorney is enforced. However, there are some instances where the power of attorney is not as effective.

A power of attorney is a useful tool to help you make important decisions while you’re still alive. This is especially true when you have no one else to rely on. You’ll need to choose an individual who has the ability to make good decisions, and who is trustworthy. You don’t want to put your loved one’s finances in the hands of a stranger. It’s also important to choose someone who can handle the responsibilities of both powers of attorney and executor.


An executor does not have the power to sell a person’s property, withdraw money, or transfer assets to beneficiaries. If you’ve been granted a power of attorney, you have the legal authority to make financial and medical decisions for someone in an incapacitated state. If you’re unsure which role to choose, it may be prudent to seek legal advice.

An executor has the potential to make a large impact on your family after your death. You want someone who is trustworthy and who can handle the responsibilities of the role well. The person who is responsible for your assets should be an experienced, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented individual. They should also be responsible enough to know which documents to keep. This includes such items as unpaid bills, bank statements, and other financial documents. It’s also important to ensure that your estate is properly insured.

Being an executor is a relatively small job, but a very important one. A person’s estate may be one of the largest things they’ve ever owned, and an executor will need to be sure that the estate is handled well. An executor can also pay off debts and take care of other estate matters, including the filing of the will and probate.

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Levan, Utah

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Levan, Utah
Location in Juab County and the state of Utah

Location in Juab County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°33′24″N 111°51′40″WCoordinates39°33′24″N 111°51′40″W
Country United States
State Utah
County Juab
Founded 1867

 • Total 0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Land 0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)

5,315 ft (1,620 m)

 • Total 841
 • Estimate 

 • Density 1,177.78/sq mi (454.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code 435
FIPS code 49-44650[4]
GNIS feature ID 1442564[2]
Website levantown.org

Levan (/ləˈvæn/ lə-VAN) is a town in Juab CountyUtah, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 841,[5] and in 2018 the estimated population was 924 (an eight year increase of 9.9%).[6]

It is often said that the name of the town derives from its location near the center of Utah, because the name is “navel” spelled backwards.[7] Several other origins have been suggested for the name, from FrenchLatin, or Colorado River Numic language.[8]

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