Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

Using a power of attorney enables you to appoint a trusted person to act on your behalf and manage medical, financial, real estate, business, or personal affairs. Create a proper power of attorney document with our state specific POA form in just minutes.
When to Use a Power of Attorney
  • Checkmark You want to give someone permission to act on your behalf.
  • Checkmark You want to appoint an agent to manage your financial, business, real estate, or other personal affairs.
  • Checkmark You want your agent to have the power to act for you if you become incapacitated and can no longer speak for yourself.

Step by step guidance to help you determine the options you need

Throughout the form, we explain all the terms and you’ll be guided on making the best choices for your power of attorney.

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Medical Power of Attorney

Use our medical power of attorney form to appoint an agent to manage health care matters when the principal becomes incapacitated and unable to communicate.

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PoA Options

General Power of Attorney

The form questions are designed to help you determine what powers you want to give your agent or whether you want your POA to be durable, springing, or limited.

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How to get a Power of Attorney in 5 Steps

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Communicate Your Wishes
It is usually advisable for you to communicate your wishes to anyone you plan to name as agent, guardian, or physician in your power of attorney before signing it. This will help ensure that your wishes are understood and will be better carried out.

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Review & Sign
Next, read your power of attorney thoroughly and make any alterations needed. Follow your state's witnessing requirements when signing, which will be included with the attached instructions. It is recommended that you use two witnesses and a notary when signing, even if your state allows fewer witnesses

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Distribute Copies
Distribute hard copies and electronic copies to any person named in the power of attorney after everyone has signed.

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Periodically Review & Update
Every few years, the principal should review the power of attorney to determine if any changes are needed. Major life events, such as the birth of a child or receiving new assets, may make it necessary to amend the form or create a new one. If you need to do this, simply use LegalNature's form to revoke your first power of attorney and modify your wishes.

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Revoke Your Agent's Authority (Optional)
If you do not need to amend your existing power of attorney but want to revoke your agent’s powers, simply complete a revocation of power of attorney.
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Help Guide

No matter what type of power of attorney you need, LegalNature's intuitive questionnaire makes it easy to give your agent decision-making authority over almost all of your affairs, and our power of attorney form gives you complete flexibility in tailoring the document to your specific needs. Below, you will find a detailed description of the main sections and key components of LegalNature's customizable Power of Attorney template in the order that they appear in the document. Note that some of these sections may be omitted from your document depending on how you answer the relevant questions.

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