Texas Power of Attorney Forms


The Texas power of attorney forms enable an individual to choose a trusting person, called an “agent” or “attorney-in-fact,” to make financial, medical, parental/guardianship (minor child), and vehicle-related decisions on their behalf. There are also special forms, referred to as “Durable,” that allow the document to remain effective even if the principal (person being represented) should become incapacitated. Use of the Durable forms ensures the principal that their health and finances will be managed properly regardless of their mental capacity.

Laws – Title 2, Chapter 751 (Durable Power of Attorney Act) & Chapter 166 (Advance Directives Act)



The Texas durable financial power of attorney, also known as the “Statutory” form, can be used to designate powers to another person for monetary reasons that are broad and sweeping. This particular document remains effective for financial use even if the principal should be in a position where they cannot think for themselves. The representative chosen by the principal should be trustworthy and act in…

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The Texas general power of attorney form grants broad powers to an individual selected to handle business affairs, representation, and all real personal and property actions on another’s behalf. The form grants the exact same powers to the agent as the Durable form except that this document does not remain in effect if the principal should become incapacitated and unable to think for themselves. For…

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The Texas limited power of attorney form is used to handle specific financial responsibilities on behalf of someone else. The representation allowed by the principal must be explicitly stated in the power of attorney and the third (3rd) party presented with this form (the attorney-in-fact) must clearly understand the principal’s intentions. Most commonly, the form becomes void upon the completion of the stated actions, at a predetermined…

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The Texas medical power of attorney form allows a principal to name an individual to make all types of health care decisions on their behalf in the chance that they cannot do so because of mental incapacity. A physician can’t be an agent, and there are restrictions on choosing certain individuals professionally involved in the principal’s health care. When choosing an agent, local availability is…

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The Texas motor vehicle power of attorney form, also known as VTR-271, allows a person who owns a vehicle located in Texas to transfer its ownership through the use of an agent he or she selects. The person chosen must sell the vehicle in the best interests of the principal and should forward all sale proceeds to the principal. When completing the form, an accurate…

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The Texas parental guardianship of minor child power of attorney form is used by those who have a minor child and need a relative or close friend to assume parental guardianship rights. The agent selected will have the decision making options of choosing the minor child’s educational facilities and all medical care needs. These powers will only be required in the chance the principal should become…

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The Texas real estate power of attorney document is one that can be completed to enable a real estate agent to act on behalf of a homeowner or buyer. The powers granted to the agent, or attorney-in-fact, can include selling, purchasing, managing, and refinancing real estate. The term of the arrangement can be defined in one of three (3) ways; durable (terminate upon revocation or on…

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The Texas tax power of attorney form, also known as Form 86-113, allows another person to handle one’s tax filing. The powers granted to the tax representative permits them to perform a wide range of transactions on the behalf of the taxpayer. Such actions include providing information and discussing issues relating to an audit, receiving notices from the Comptroller, entering into written agreements, and providing…

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