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

Washington Power of Attorney Law

A power of attorney form (POA) can not only be convenient, is can avoid a potentially disastrous situation if an unexpected event happens. For example, if youíre ill or injured and canít take care of banking and bill payment, youíll need to have a guardian appointed by the court if you donít have an agent. The guardianship process is not just costly, it also involves delay. In the meantime, you might be evicted, face foreclosure, suffer harm to your credit or business, etc. By creating a durable general power of attorney, you appoint an agent who can act in your place to handle your personal and business matters when you canít. This is a broad form that gives a very trusted person the ability to act as your agent in order to make decisions, sign papers, and take other necessary acts on your behalf.

You can also create a limited power of attorney to allow your agent narrower authority over a particular transaction or act. This can be convenient when youíre unavailable to handle it yourself due to being out of town, ill, injured, in military service, or other reasons.

The Revised Code of Washington contains laws governing your POA form. Weíll point out the highlights of some of these important laws below:

Types Ė Weíve already discussed the difference between a general and limited POA. Letís take a look at some other popular types of POA forms:

  1. Durable vs. nondurable. You have the choice of making your form durable or nondurable. A durable form stays valid even if you later become disabled, incapacitated, or thereís uncertainty regarding whether youíre alive or dead. A nondurable form is automatically terminated in these circumstances.
  2. Medical power of attorney. You can give your agent the authority to make medical treatment and life support decisions for you when you canít communicate your wishes. You can also express your medical preferences in an advance health care directive, and give your agent a copy of it as guidance to be followed.
  3. Childcare power of attorney. You can create a temporary guardianship for a minor child by naming a guardian in your POA form. The guardian can care for the child and have parental authority during a parentís period of disability, until the child turns 18, or any shorter time specified.
    RCW 11.94.010, RCW 70.122.030

Revocation and termination Ė You can revoke your form at any time. The form will also be automatically voided upon your death. If itís a nondurable form, it will terminate upon your incapacity, disability, or uncertainty surrounding whether youíre alive or dead. RCW 11.94.043

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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 patientÔŅĹs 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 - Health Care Directive

    » Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    » Mental Health Advance Directive - Statutory Form

    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 - Health Care Directive

    » Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    » Revocation of Power of Attorney for Care of Child

    » Revocation of Anatomical Gift Donation

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