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What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a document issued to a designated person called an agent, also called an Attorney-in-Fact, authorizing the agent to manage one’s finances, property, medical related activities, etc. The person granting authorization is referred to as a principal or donor. Basically, the principal authorizes the agent to legally act on his/her behalf. The most common reasons for a POA are: the principal’s physical or mental illnesses and disabilities, inability to be present to sign important documents.

How to get a Power of Attorney?

In the US, the process of getting a Power of Attorney document varies from state to state depending on the state legislation. However, there are common guidelines to getting one issued.
Follow steps below to get your POA:
1. Choose a person to become your agent.
2. Identify the type of POA you need.
3. Check your state’s legislation for requirements.
4. Try US Legal Forms’ completion services to get your POA without hiring a lawyer.
5. Find witnesses (if required by the state).
6. Notarize your POA by signing it in front of a notary.

What are the most commonly used types of Power of Attorney?

There are five common types of Power of Attorney:
1. Durable – entitles an agent to take care of financial and other affairs even if the principal becomes incapacitated and incompetent to handle his own affairs.
2. Medical – designates a medical agent to decide on the treatment, surgeries, organ donations, etc.
3. General – provides an agent with a broad range of responsibilities to start/close deals, run financial transactions, etc.
4. Limited – envisages specific purposes only: utility payments, signing contracts, picking kids up from school, etc.
5. Springing – comes into effect after certain conditions of a POA are met, for instance, the physical absence of a principal in the country.

Why do you need a Power of Attorney

  • Share the responsibility of decision-making
  • Plan for protecting your assets
  • Lessen the burden on your loved ones

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2. What is the difference between a General Power of Attorney and a Durable Power of Attorney?

3. What are the 3 types of Power of Attorney forms?

4. What can a Power of Attorney not do?

5. When will my Durable Power of Attorney take effect?

6. Is a Durable Power of Attorney revocable?

7. How much power can I grant through a POA?

8. Is the Power of Attorney state-specific?

9. What actions can my attorney-in-fact perform?

10. When should I have a Power of Attorney form?

11. How should I choose an attorney-in-fact?

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