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



Rhode Island Power of Attorney Law


A power of attorney form (POA) can not only be very convenient, it can insure you against major headaches and costs if an unfortunate circumstance like an accident or illness occurs. This form allows you to name an agent to act in your shoes, according to the authority you choose to delegate. You can give very wide authority, or limit the agent’s authority to handle only particular subjects. You can also limit the scope of your agent’s authority by time period, or place other limitations on how decisions are to be made or acts carried out. The rules governing the form are found in the Rhode Island General Laws. Some of the important features of these laws are described below:

  • Health care power of attorney – This is a special type of POA form that allows you to appoint an agent to make medical treatment and life support decisions when you can no longer effectively make decisions for yourself. You can provide instructions for your agent to follow with regard to medical care and life support measures. This is an essential legal life document to make sure your wishes are respected and to ease the burdens on your family and loved ones in a stressful situation. Rhode Island General Laws § 23-4.10-1 et seq.
 
  • Statutory short form power of attorney – The Rhode Island General Laws contain an optional sample form that can be used. When you use this statutory form, it carefully copies the wording in the state statute. It doesn’t give your agent the power to make health care decisions for you, however, there is another statutory health care POA provided in the state statutes.


You can customize the form and choose to make it durable or nondurable. A durable form will remain effective even if you become incapacitated. Therefore, if you can no longer effectively understand and evaluate information or make decisions because of a mental or physical disability, your agent’s authority to act for you is still valid. For example, if you’re unconscious or sedated in the hospital, or suffering from dementia, your agent can take care of your personal and financial affairs without the need for the court to appoint your guardian. A nondurable form and the agent’s authority it contains will automatically terminate if you become incapacitated. Rhode Island General Laws § 18-16-1 et seq.  

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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 General Power of Attorney with Durable Provisions

    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 Equivalent of Living Will or Declaration

    » Statutory Power of Attorney for Health Care

    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 and Health Care

    » Revocation of Statutory Equivalent of Living Will or Declaration

    » Revocation of Statutory Power of Attorney for Health Care

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child

    » Revocation of Anatomical Gift Donation

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