Indiana Power of Attorney Forms


Indiana power of attorney forms allow individuals to appoint representatives to take care of their finances and health care decisions. Using the durable power of attorney and living will forms (medical power of attorney), agents can be given the authority to act on behalf of the principal in the event of their incapacitation. The purpose of this is to ensure that the principal is taken care of and that their wishes are carried out during any period of incapacity. In addition to giving authority to financial and health care agents, power of attorney forms are commonly used in the hiring third parties to file taxes or sell property on the principal’s behalf.

Laws – Title 30, Article 5 (Powers of Attorney)



The Indiana durable power of attorney form is a document by which an individual (principal) can authorize an agent (attorney-in-fact) to act on their behalf during their lifetime and in the event that they become incapacitated or die. This authorization is used primarily for making financial decisions in the principal’s interest. In Illinois, there is no restriction as to who individuals can appoint as their…

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The Indiana general power of attorney form grants a third party the authority to act on the principal’s behalf for any type of financial decision within the State. The difference between this designation and the durable power of attorney is that this document becomes void if the principal should become incapacitated. The form does not need to be signed in front of any witnesses to…

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The Indiana limited power of attorney form is used for the designation of an agent who is authorized to act on specific decisions for the principal. The decision(s) that are permitted may be for anything from paying bills to purchasing or selling a home to benefit of the principal. All proceeds (if any) must go to the principal. Signing Requirements (§ 30-5-4-1) – The principal…

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The Indiana medical power of attorney is used to appoint a health care representative to make medical decisions for the principal in the event of their incapacitation. It is important that individuals choose someone who can be available locally to meet with the principal’s health providers and share their basic values regarding healthcare. Therefore, many individuals choose their spouse to be their representative. Laws – §…

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The Indiana minor (child) power of attorney form enables a parent to select a representative and grant them the authority to perform actions and make decisions concerning a minor child. The power of attorney allows the representative to act in a parental capacity in order to ensure the adequate care and custody of the minor. In Indiana, the parental powers may remain effective no longer than twelve…

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The Indiana tax power of attorney form permits residents to hire a third party to file taxes to the Department of Revenue on their behalf. Otherwise known as the “POA – 1” form, the document is recommended to be forwarded to a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or tax attorney because this will ensure that he or she has some knowledge of the tax system in…

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The Indiana vehicle/boat power of attorney form (Form 1940) allows an individual to designate another party to handle a vehicle sale on their behalf. All proceeds and negotiations must be to the benefit of the seller (principal) and must be signed in front of a notary public to be usable. The document remains valid for ninety (90) days from the date of the notary’s stamp….

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