Louisiana 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 Louisiana Power of Attorney forms are written to comply with the laws of Louisiana. 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.



Louisiana Power of Attorney Law


A power of attorney form (POA) is referred to as a mandate in the Louisiana Civil Code. The Code defines the document as one by which you, the principal, appoint another person, the mandatary, to handle one or more matters on your behalf. A mandatary is commonly also called an agent or attorney in fact.

  • Authority Certain matters need to have authority specifically authorized:
 
  1. Accepting or declining an inheritance.
  2. Taking out a loan, forgiving a debt, or becoming a surety.
  3. Making or signing promissory notes or negotiable instruments.
  4. Entering into a compromise or agreeing to arbitration.
  5. Making health care decisions. Louisiana Civil Code Art 2997
 
  • Durable power of attorney A durable power of attorney is one that isnt voided if you later become incapacitated. For example, if you suffer an accident that renders you unconscious or heavily sedated in the hospital, or develop dementia due to aging, your agent will still be able to take care of the matters authorized, such as paying your rent, bills, depositing your checks, etc. Under Louisiana law, your POA is presumed to be durable, unless you state otherwise. By creating a durable POA, you may avoid having to petition the court for guardianship, which can be a lengthy an expensive process. Louisiana Civil Code Art 3026
  • Termination You can terminate the power of attorney and the authority granted to your agent at any time. You should give a copy of a written revocation form to your agent and any persons or entities that have been dealing with the agent.


The agent may also decide to resign or decline to act. A successor agent may be named to take over for a prior agent whos unavailable due to death, resignation, incapacity, removal, or absence, so that the document isnt voided.   In some cases, you may want to file your POA form in the public records at the local recorders office. If its filed as part of the public records, any revocation must also be filed in the public records in order to be legally effective. Your death will automatically terminate the document. However, the agent is allowed to complete any acts begun before your death. Louisiana Civil Code Art 3025, Louisiana Civil Code Art 3030  

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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.

    » General Power of Attorney

    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.

    » Power of Attorney for Health Care

    » Statutory Living Will

    Child Care Power of Attorney


    » General Power of Attorney for Care and Custody of Child - Provisional Custody by Mandate

    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.

    » Power of Attorney for Sale of Real Estate

    » Power of Attorney for Purchase of Real Estate by Agent for Principal

    » 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

    » Louisiana Military Advance Medical Directive

    Other Power of Attorney Forms

    » Uniform Anatomical Gift Act Donation

    » Revocation of Statutory Living Will

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child or Provisional Custody by Mandate

    » Revocation of Anatomical Gift Donation

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