Power of Attorney Forms By State
How to Get Power of Attorney?
Step 1 – Choose the right form that best meets your situation.
Step 2 – Fill-in the form. Both Principal and Agent must make arrangements to sign the form in front of a Notary Public. Every branch bank in the United States has a Notary on staff and can usually sign your form for free if you have an account.
If not, go to Bank of America (See Closest in Your Area) and pay the approximate $10 charge.
Step 3 – After both signatures and notarization, it is the responsibility of both parties to hold their copies.
The document is now legal to use and ONLY VOIDS if:
- Death of either party
- Principal authorizes new power of attorney form
- Principal signs a Revocation
Why Have Power of Attorney?
Anyone who becomes incapacitated through an accident or illness will need to make arrangements for their affairs to be handled legally and properly. You may need to be assisted yourself, or you may be asked to assist someone else in making sure the bills are paid, banking deposits are made, and all other important medical and insurance paper work is dealt with. In both cases, a power of attorney form is a legal document that gives another person the legal authority to act as the agent or personal representative of the principal. The principal in legal matters is the person who is authorizing another to act on their behalf.
Learn about other types power of attorney including advance health care directives, financial for banking matters, for the care and custody of dependent children, and for the sale of real property including vehicles. Our extensive database of resources and links provides the direct access to the most pertinent laws, rules and regulations surrounding the steps necessary to create all types.
A power of attorney is often a highly necessary and recommended legal document. Don’t wait until you or a relative or loved one is injured or falls ill and becomes incapacitated. We will help you learn how to prepare and use these legal documents to save both you and your loved ones from the unnecessary burden and expenses that usually accompany difficult health and legal situations.