New York Power of Attorney Forms

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This package contains the following forms:

  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 New York Power of Attorney forms are written to comply with the laws of New York. 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 of our sample power of attorney forms and law summaries are available along with our 24 hour 100% satisfaction guarantee.

New York Power of Attorney Law

A power of attorney form (POA) is a powerful tool for financial and estate planning that’s easy and inexpensive to create. It allows you, the principal, to establish an agent who’s authorized to act in your place when you can’t or prefer not to act for yourself. This simple form can also save you significant time and money if you have an accident or illness that renders you unable to effectively handle matters on your own. In a crisis situation, your agent can make sure your personal and business matters continue uninterrupted, avoiding the expense and delay of guardianship proceedings in court.

You may also simply be unavailable to deal with something, or find it more efficient to have it handled by another. For these situations, you can create a limited power of attorney. A limited or special POA form authorizes narrower authority to be given to your agent for handling a particular transaction, such as a car or house sale, stock transfer, etc.

New York Consolidated Laws contain the rules that govern your form. We’ll examine some of the important points covered by the New York Consolidated Laws below:

Durable power of attorney – You have a choice of whether your form will be durable or nondurable. Being durable means that your agent’s powers won’t be terminated if you later become incapacitated. With a nondurable form, the form and your agent’s authority are automatically voided in the event of your physical or mental incapacity. You will want a durable form to insure your personal and business affairs can be handled without the cost and delay or establishing a guardianship if you have a major illness or accident. If you want to create a limited power of attorney form to handle a specific transaction, like a house or vehicle sale, a nondurable form may be used. However, if you want your form to be nondurable, New York Consolidated Laws require the form to include wording about your intent to have the form terminate upon your future incapacity. § 5-1501A Gen. Oblig.

Statutory short form power of attorney and notices – This is an optional form that precisely copies the language of the form contained in the New York Consolidated Laws. This form must be accompanied by the statutory major gifts rider, explained below. If you use another form, you must still include certain notices to the principal and agent that are contained in the New York Consolidated Laws. § 5-1501B Gen. Oblig.

Statutory Major Gifts Rider – There’s a special form required under New York Consolidated Laws if you want your agent to have the authority to make gifts that fall outside the category of personal and family maintenance. It’s also required to be used with a statutory short form power of attorney. Making a gift is defined broadly to include such acts as opening, modifying, or terminating a joint account and changing or adding beneficiaries on accounts and policies. § 5-1514 Gen. Oblig.

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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 Durable Power of Attorney - Durable Provisions

    » Statutory Durable General Power of Attorney Effective at a Future Time

    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 - Health Care Decisions - Statutory Form Including Living Will Provisions

    Child Care Power of Attorney

    » 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

    » Limited Power of Attorney for Stock Transactions and Corporate Powers

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

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

    » Power of Attorney for Sale of Motor Vehicle

    » Special Durable Power of Attorney for Bank Account Matters

    Other Power of Attorney Forms

    » Uniform Anatomical Gift Act Donation

    » Revocation of Statutory 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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