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



Maryland Power of Attorney Law


The requirements and rules for making a power of attorney form (POA) are contained in the Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act, found in Title 17 of the Maryland Code. By filling out this simple form, you, the principal, are allowed to appoint someone as your agent and describe the authority that you want your agent to have to act on your behalf. The reasons for creating a POA can include, among others, the following:

  1. Military service
  2. Being out of town or unavailable
  3. Incarceration
  4. Illness
  5. Mental incapacity
  6. Disabling accident
  7. Convenience
 

You should understand some basic facts about the law in your state, so we’ll explain them below:
 
  • General vs. limited – A general power of attorney gives your agent wide authority in many areas, including both personal and financial matters. You should only name a very trusted person as agent in this type of form. A limited power of attorney, also referred to as a special POA, can be used when you only want your agent to handle certain matters, such as banking, a vehicle or house sales transaction, or health care.
 
  • Durability – A durable power of attorney is one that won’t be voided if you become incapacitated with a physical or mental disability after making it. A nondurable form will automatically terminate and your agent’s authority will end in the event you become mentally or physically incapacitated. Maryland law presumes that your form is a durable POA unless you specifically state otherwise. § 17-105 EST. & TRUSTS
 
  • Co-agents and successor agents – You may name more than one agent, giving them authority to act at the same time. Unless you state otherwise, the law will presume that they must act with unanimous agreement on decisions.
 
You may also name one or more a successor agents to take over for an agent whose authority has been terminated. This will prevent your document from becoming void and having to create a new one if your agent dies, refuses to serve, is absent, resigns, becomes incapacitated, or you choose to revoke his or her authority. § 17-108 EST. & TRUSTS

If your agent is your spouse and you or your spouse later file for divorce, annulment, or legal separation, your spouse’s authority as your agent is automatically terminated, unless you state otherwise in the form. § 17-112 EST. & TRUSTS

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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 Durable Power of Attorney for Property and Finances Effective upon Disability

    » General Durable Power of Attorney for Property and Finances Effective Immediately

    » Maryland Statutory Personal Financial Power of Attorney

    » Maryland Statutory Limited 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.

    » Statutory Advance Health Care Directive

    Child Care Power of Attorney


    » General Power of Attorney for Care and Custody of Child

    » Statutory Designation of Standby Guardian

    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 General Durable Power of Attorney

    » Revocation of Statutory Advance Health Care Directive

    » Revocation of General Power of Attorney for Care and Custody of Child

    » Revocation of Statutory Designation of Standby Guardian

    » Revocation of Anatomical Gift Donation

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