You need to think carefully about who knows you best and will best be able to “stand in your shoes” for legal matters. For many people, this will be a spouse or a child, but you can choose anyone, including a friend. You should also consider where the person lives and whether that person will be available when legal decisions need to be made for you. Finally, you should consider naming a second person to act as a successor agent in the event that your first choice is unavailable or is unwilling to make the decision.
If I make a South Dakota Power of Attorney, whom should I select as my agent?
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