Under Missouri law before August 1989, a valid power of attorney had to spell out in detail all of the authorizations granted to the agent. Under a new Missouri law adopted in August 1989, it is possible to have a general power of attorney that authorizes the agent to act for the principal on every kind of subject or matter that may legally be handled through an agent, with certain specific exceptions mentioned below. However, it is still recommended that the power of attorney include as much detail as possible.
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