Durable Power of Attorney South Dakota Form – Adobe PDF
The South Dakota financial power of attorney form allows you to appoint an Agent to run your financial affairs immediately and during the term of your incapacitation. You can terminate the document at any time while you are mentally capable by authorizing a revocation document. If you choose your spouse as your Agent, you should note that a divorce doesn’t automatically end the arrangement. Whoever you choose should be trustworthy and able and willing to manage all your financial affairs, however routine or difficult. Your Agent should be available locally to better handle any face-to-face tasks, and it’s vital to name an alternate Agent in case your first choice isn’t available when and if needed.
“Durable” Definition – South Dakota law does not provide a definition for “durable” with respect to a financial power of attorney. However, a definition for a durable power of attorney for health care can be found in statute § 34-12C-1(2).
Laws – § 43-30S-5-19
Signing Requirements – Principal only, though notarization is recommended (§ 59-6-11).