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

Virginia Power of Attorney Law

A power of attorney form (POA) makes it easy and affordable for everyone to take care of essential financial and estate planning needs. Have you considered how your bills will be paid or checks will be deposited if you’re ill or injured and can’t do it yourself? If you own a business, do you have a plan for how to carry out business affairs if an unexpected event prevents you from doing so? If not, then it’s time to create a durable general power of attorney. This form empowers its creator, called the principal, to name an agent, also called an attorney-in-fact, to act on the principal’s behalf. By creating this form, you can avoid the need for an expensive guardianship process in probate court. The delay involved in appointing a guardian can also cause you to be evicted or foreclosed on, bad credit from unpaid bills, and losses to your business, among other harships.

You may also create a limited power of attorney for use in a particular transaction, such as selling or buying a vehicle or home, handling banking matters, dealing with a government agency, etc. This can be a useful tool when you’re unavailable to deal with a matter due to being ill, out of town, in military service, or other reasons.

The Virginia Code provides rules governing the form. We’ll outline some of these important laws below:

Durable power of attorney – Unless your form includes terms for its termination if you become incapacitated, the law presumes it’s a durable form. By being durable, it means your form and the agent’s authority remain valid even if you become incapacitated after signing and can’t think or act effectively. A nondurable form will be automatically voided in the event of your later incapacity or disability. Virginia Code § 64.2-1602

SignatureYou must sign the form while you’re still mentally competent. This means that you’re able to clearly understand and evaluate information and make decisions. You should sign the form in front of a notary public and have it notarized to minimize the chance of any disputes over the authenticity of your signature. Virginia Code § 64.2-1603

Co-agents and successor agents – You’re allowed to name more than one agent to serve at the same time. Unless you state otherwise and require them to act be in agreement on decisions, the law presumes they may act independently. You may also name one or more successor agents who can take over for an agent who can no longer serve. Naming a successor agent is a way to prevent your form from being terminated in the event your agent can’t serve due to death, incapacity, resignation, or revocation of authority. You agent’s authority will also be terminated, unless you state otherwise, if you name your spouse as your agent and then one of you later files for separate maintenance, visitation or custody of a child, divorce, or annulment.  § 64.2-1609, § 64.2-1608

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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.

    » Advance Medical Directive - Includes Living Will and Health Care Decisions

    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

    » Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act Donation

    » Revocation of General Durable Power of Attorney

    » Revocation of Health Care Directive

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child

    » Revocation of Anatomical Gift Donation

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