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



South Carolina Power of Attorney Law


A power of attorney (POA) is a simple and inexpensive way to handle your financial and estate planning needs. It’s used to set up an agency relationship between yourself, the principal, and the person or entity you choose as your agent, also called an attorney-in-fact. It can accommodate many needs, from a one time need to have a transaction handled for you, to handling all your personal and business matters until you recover from an accident or illness. You have flexibility in being able to choose the time duration and extent of the authority given to your agent. You can add backup successor agents in case your agent can no longer serve. You can also terminate the form or your agent’s authority at any time, while you’re still mentally competent to do so. The South Carolina Code contains the rules governing the use of this form. We’ll explain some of the important highlights of these laws below:

  • Requirements –There are certain formalities that must be met to create a valid POA in South Carolina:


  1. The form must be signed in front of two witnesses and a notary public. After the witnesses sign, attesting to your signature, the form must be notarized by the notary.
  2. After having the form signed and notarized, it must be recorded in the local recorder’s office in the county where you reside, unless the powers granted to the agent deal only with your personal care. However, if the agent is granted power to handle your property or finances, it must be recorded in the same office that handles recording of deeds in order to be effective.
  3. A form can be a nondurable or durable power of attorney. A durable power of attorney means that it will stay valid even if you later become mentally or physically incapacitated. Typically, incapacitated means that you’re unable to understand and evaluate information or make informed decisions. However, you can include terms in the form for the standards to be used to determine your incapacity. If you don’t, the standards for defining incapacity according to the statutes in the South Carolina Code will apply. In order to create a durable form, it needs to contain certain statements about your intent to have it remain effective despite your physical disability or mental incompetence, or doubt as to whether you’re alive or dead. If you don’t include such statements, it will be considered to be a nondurable form, and it will terminate automatically upon your physical disability or mental incompetence, or if there’s doubt about whether you’re alive or dead.
    South Carolina Code § 62-5-501

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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.

    » Statutory Equivalent of Living Will or Declaration for a Desire of a Natural Death - Statutory

    » Statutory Health Care Power of Attorney

    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

    » 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 General Durable Power of Attorney

    » Revocation of Statutory Equivalent of Living Will or Declaration

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child

    » Revocation of Anatomical Gift Donation

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