Illinois Power of Attorney Forms


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  1. General Durable Power of Attorney
  2. Statutory Form of Durable Power of Attorney
  3. Last Will
  4. Statutory Equivalent of Living Will
  5. Estate Planning Questionnaire and Worksheets
  6. Information and Document Inventory Worksheets


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We offer State Specific Power of Attorney Solutions for your Specific Needs! Our Illinois Power of Attorney forms are written to comply with the laws of Illinois. You can be assured that these forms are not generic or standardized which could mean they would not be valid in your state. Here, you will find forms to handle finances and property issues, the care of a child, health care decisions, special or limited purposes, as well as forms that are statutory, durable and non-durable. Free Previews and law summaries are available along with our 24 hr 100% satisfaction guarantee.



Illinois Power of Attorney Law


An Illinois power of attorney is governed by the laws contained in Chapter 755 of the Illinois Statutes. When you create this legal document, you are called a principal or grantor, and you delegate authority to another, called the agent, attorney-in-fact, or personal representative, to act in your place. You may grant broad powers through a general power of attorney, or use a limited power of attorney, also called a special power of attorney, to give your agent authority only in a certain subject matter or transaction. The following explanation covers some important points to know about Illinois law:

  • Successor agents – To avoid the termination of the form, you can name one or more successor agent to take over if a previous agent declines to serve, resigns, becomes incapacitated, isn’t qualified to serve, or dies. Illinois Statutes Section 755 ILCS 45/2-10.3
 
  • Co-agents – Unlike successor agents, who take authority after a previous agent’s authority is terminated, co-agents have authority at the same time. Co-agents can’t be used in a statutory short form power of attorney for property, nor in a statutory short form power of attorney for health care. Statutory power of attorney forms precisely copy the language supplied in Illinois Statutes. However, it’s possible to name co-agents in a nonstatutory form. Unless you state otherwise, the majority of your co-agents must consent to a decision before taking action. Illinois Statutes Section 755 ILCS 45/2-10.5
 
  • Termination- You can state any terms you wish for when the document terminates, such as on a certain date or when a specified event occurs. The form will automatically terminate at your death or if your spouse is your agent and a judgment of divorce or annulment is ordered.

You can revoke the form at any time, as long as you have the mental capacity to understand what you’re doing. Any revocation should be made in written form, with a copy delivered to your agent and those sealing with your agent. A new POA won’t automatically revoke an earlier one unless you state so. Illinois Statutes Section 755 ILCS 45/2-5, Illinois Statutes Section 755 ILCS 45/2-6

  • Health care power of attorney – A medical power of attorney gives your agent authority to make medical decisions regarding treatments and life support measures when you’re unable to. It gives your agent power to give medical consent, access medical records, make anatomical donations, and more. You may name one of more successor agents in this form, but co-agents are prohibited. Illinois Statutes Section 755 ILCS 45/4-1 et seq.

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    General and Statutory Power of AttorneyWhat is a General Power of Attorney?A General Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives the person you choose (the agent) the power to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive. The document must be signed by you (the principal) while you have the required legal capacity to give your agent clear and concise instructions. The appointment may be for a fixed period and can be revoked by you at any time providing you still have the legal capacity to do so. A power of attorney ceases when you die. The executor named in your will then takes over the responsibilities of your estate.

    » Statutory General Power of Attorney with Durable Provisions - Short Form Power of Attorney for Property

    Living Will and Health Care Power of AttorneyLiving Will and Health Care Power of AttorneyA Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows an individual to designate another person to make medical decisions for him or her when he or she cannot make decisions for himself or herself. In other words it names someone who stands in your shoes and tells the doctors what to do or what not do for you.

    A Living Will is a document that allows a person to explain in writing which medical treatment he or she does or does not want during a terminal illness. A terminal illness is a fatal illness that leads ultimately to death. A Living Will takes effect only when the patient is incapacitated and can no longer express his or her wishes. The will states which medical treatments may be used and which may not be used to die naturally and without the patient�s life being artificially prolonged by various medical procedures. Although the term Living Will may indicate that it is a Will, in reality, it is more similar to a Power of Attorney than a Will.

    » Statutory Equivalent of Living Will or Declaration

    » Statutory Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    » Statutory Power of Attorney for Mental Health Care

    » Designation of Standby Guardian - Statutory Form

    » Appointment of Short Term Guardian - Statutory Form

    » Uniform Do Not Resuscitate Advance Directive - DNR

    Child Care Power of Attorney


    » General Power of Attorney for Care and Custody of Child

    Limited or Special or Vehicle Power of AttorneyWhat is a Limited or Special or Vehicle Power of Attorney?A Limited power of attorney is one which is limited to a specific act or particular purpose. It is also referred to as special power of attorney. A limited power of attorney allows the Principal to give only specific powers to the agent.

    » Special or Limited Power of Attorney for Real Estate Sales Transaction By Seller

    » Special or Limited Power of Attorney for Real Estate Purchase Transaction by Purchaser

    » Limited Power of Attorney for Stock Transactions and Corporate Powers

    » Special Durable Power of Attorney for Bank Account Matters

    » Power of Attorney for Sale of Motor Vehicle

    » Limited Power of Attorney where you Specify Powers with Sample Powers Included

    Other Power of Attorney Forms

    » Uniform Anatomical Gift Act Donation

    » Revocation of Statutory General Power of Attorney

    » Revocation of Statutory Equivalent of Living Will or Declaration

    » Revocation of Statutory Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    » Revocation of Statutory Power of Attorney for Mental Health Care

    » Revocation of Designation of Standby Guardian

    » Revocation of Appointment of Short Term Guardian

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child

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