Free Power of Attorney Forms in Fillable Adobe PDF Templates
Power of attorney is an official document that is governed in a State by State basis for the use of electing someone else, the ‘Agent’ or ‘Attorney in Fact’, to handle an act on your behalf. The person who is having the action performed on their behalf is known as the ‘Principal’. The most common types of are for the use of financial reasons (Durable, General, & Limited) and for health care.
Always be weary of who you choose as your Agent as in some cases, such as with the ‘Durable’ document, the person acting on your behalf will be able to make decisions even if you become incapacitated and not able to watch over their actions.
Forms By State
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
What is Power of Attorney?
A form that simply allows someone else to act on your behalf for broad or specific duties.
Durable Financial – Allows representation for financial activity. The durable term means that it allows the representation to continue even if the person should become incapacitated.
General Financial – Is similar to the Durable Financial but is no longer valid in the case of mental incapacitation.
IRS Form (2848) – Allows representation for federal taxes. This is usually granted to one’s accountant or attorney.
Medical – Grants the Agent the authority to make medical decisions regarding the Principal.
Limited – Allows representation for a specific task. This task can be a one time transaction or can be designated for a certain period of time.
Minor Child – Grants parental powers to the Agent over the Principal’s child for a designated period of time.
Real Estate – Allows the Agent to act on the behalf of the Principal in regards to real estate. There is a broad number of things that can be assigned to the agent such as selling/purchasing a property, management, leasing, etc.
Revocation – Allows the Principal to void a previous Power of Attorney.
How to Write
Step 1 – First select the form that pertains to your situation.
Step 2 – Fill out the form with the required information. The Principal and Agent must sign the document in the presence of the Notary Public. The Notary will then sign the form which validates the document. This is free in most states but may require a fee in others, if so, pay the fee and collect your copy.
Step 3 – Both the Principal and Agent should store their copies in a safe place.
The only way to TERMINATE the document is:
- Principal files a Revocation Power of Attorney Form.
- Principal assigns a new Power of Attorney.
- Either the Principal or Agent dies.