Massachusetts 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
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We offer State Specific Power of Attorney Solutions for your Specific Needs! Our Massachusetts Power of Attorney forms are written to comply with the laws of Massachusetts. 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.



Massachusetts Power of Attorney Law


A Massachusetts power of attorney (POA) is a powerful estate planning tool governed by Chapter 190B of the General Laws of Massachusetts. It allows you, the principal, to name an agent, also called an attorney in fact, to act in your place when you can’t act for yourself. This simple form can make sure your personal and business affairs stay on track if you’re sidelined due to an unfortunate event like an illness or accident. Your agent can make sure bills get paid, checks get deposited, etc. Without one, a cumbersome and expensive guardianship appointment process is often required.

Sometimes a power of attorney form is used when you’re simply unavailable, due to being out of town, in military service, or incarcerated. You may also just find it more convenient or efficient to have a matter handled by another, such as having a stock transfer handled by a broker.

Let’s take a look at some key points to understand about a POA form under Massachusetts law:

  • Durable power of attorney – Filling out a durable power of attorney form will prevent your form from being voided if you become disabled or incapacitated. A nondurable form will lapse and your agent’s authority will terminate if you become mentally or physically incapacitated due to an accident, illness, or advanced age. For example, if you have an accident and are heavily medicated or unconscious in the hospital, a durable POA will allow your agent to continue to use the authority granted to him or her to handle your affairs. Otherwise, having a nondurable form would require a guardian to be appointed to sign papers, handle financial matters, etc.


To create a durable POA, the form must contain specific wording that shows your intent to have it remain effective despite your incapacity or disability. You may also choose to create what’s called a springing power of attorney, which isn’t effective immediately, but only becomes effective if you later are determined to be disabled or incapacitated. G.L.c. 190B, § 5-501, G.L.c. 190B, § 5-502

  • Termination – You are permitted to terminate the POA and your agent’s authority at any time. The law will uphold the validity of any actions taken by your agent takes actions without actual notice of the revocation. Therefore, it’s best to sign a written revocation form and deliver a copy to your agent and any entities or persons that your agent dealt with on your behalf. G.L.c. 190B, § 5-504
   

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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

    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.

    » Health Care Proxy Living Will

    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

    » Special Durable Power of Attorney for Bank Account Matters

    » Limited Power of Attorney for Stock Transactions and Corporate Powers

    » 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

    » Document of Anatomical Gift

    » Revocation of General Durable Power of Attorney

    » Revocation of Health Care Proxy

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child

    » Revocation of Anatomical Gift Donation

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