What is the difference between a Power of Attorney and an Executor (as answered by Joan Lensky Robert, Esq., a New York Elder Law Attorney)
Answer: A Power of Attorney (a legal document in which you appoint an agent to make decisions on your behalf) is valid only during your lifetime. An Executor takes over the management of your estate upon your death. You name the Executor in your Will.
Joan Lensky Robert, Esq.
Kassoff, Robert & Lerner, LLP
Rockville Centre, New York