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



Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law


A power of attorney form (POA) is a valuable legal tool that is easy and inexpensive to create. By filling out this simple form, it can make your life much easier, and potentially save you much time, money, and hassle involved with establishing a guardianship. The form allows you to name an agent who can act with your authority to sign papers, pay bills, handle banking matters, or any other authority you wish to delegate. As the creator of the document, you’re called the principal, and your agent is also referred to as an attorney-in-fact. The Pennsylvania statutes give you the ability to customize the form to suit your needs. We’ll take a look below at some of the important things you should know about the law in Pennsylvania:

  • Durable power of attorney – A durable POA is needed if you want your agent to be able to act for you if you’re incapacitated. You might become incapacitated, meaning you’re unable to effectively understand and evaluate information or make decisions, if you have an unexpected accident, illness, or develop dementia. You can also create a nondurable form that will be automatically terminated if you become incapacitated after signing it. In Pennsylvania, the law presumes your form is durable, unless you specifically include terms stating otherwise. 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601.1
 
  • Signature – You must sign and date the form. If you can’t sign it yourself, you can ask someone else to sign your name in front of you or make a mark, but in this case, it must also be signed by two other adult witnesses. 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601
 
  • Notices and acknowledgment – All POA forms in Pennsylvania must contain a notice that’s provided in state statutes. Before the agent can act for you, he or she must sign and date an attached acknowledgment. This acknowledgment contains certain statements that prove his or her awareness and acceptance of duties as your agent. 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601
 
  • General power of attorney – You can give your agent very broad authority in a general POA. This type of form should only name someone you trust highly. There are special rules about the authority to make gifts, so if you want your agent to have the power to make gifts, certain language needs to be included. This type of form is often used to ensure your personal and business affairs can continue without interruption if an unexpected illness, accident, or other circumstance occurs.

You can also create a limited or special POA form if you only want your agent to handle a particular transaction. For example, you may be ill or out of town and want to have a sale or business transaction delegated to your agent. 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601.2, 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5602, 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5603

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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

    » 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.

    » Statutory Living Will - Advanced Directive for Health Care - Statutory Form

    » Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    » Mental Health Power of Attorney

    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

    » Uniform Anatomical Gift Act Donation Declaration

    » Revocation of General Durable Power of Attorney

    » Revocation of Statutory Living Will

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child

    » Revocation of Mental Health Power of Attorney

    » Revocation of Anatomical Gift Donation

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