Free Power of Attorney Forms

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Download free power of attorney forms today. We have made available attorney drafted power of attorney forms, also known as a POA, for financial, health, and limited. Also available is free revocation form and information from the attorney who drafted them.

These can be used for your personal or business requirements. But, you are not allowed to sell, distribute or upload any of our forms to another website or any other place on the Internet without our written permission.

All forms are in a regular word format for easy editing and printing.

Our Free Medical Power of Attorney Form

A medical power of attorney is sometimes called a health care power of attorney or an advanced health care directive. This form lets the “Grantor” give another person “Agent” the right to make health care decisions for the “Grantor” should he or she become incapacitated and not be able to make their own decisions about their health.

You can also make the medical power of attorney effective immediately as well as placing limitations on the medical decisions your agent can make on your behalf.

Our form also contains a living will provision and options to prolong or not prolong the life as well treating pain.

Your agent cannot be an employee in any facility that you are getting medical care. In addition, at least one of the witnesses must not be related to the “Grantor” by marriage, blood, or adoption.  Also, a witness cannot be the beneficiary to any portion of your estate when the “Grantor” dies.

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Our Free Financial Power of Attorney Form

A power of attorney form is a legal document the where the “Principal” {individual granting the power” gives the “Attorney in Fact” individual receiving the power the legal right to act on the “Principals” behalf. The type of actions the “Attorney in Fact” can perform will be dictated by the type of power of attorney form that is being used.

Our form will let the “Attorney in Fact” perform many types of financial transactions or in some case only one or two. Some typical transactions that could beperformed would be in the following areas:

Banking, Real estate, stocks, business, insurance, tax matters, benefits from the government, and any other areas listed in the financial power of attorney. This is a powerful document and the “Attorney in Fact” should be trustworthy and responsible person of legal age.

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Our Free General Power of Attorney Form

A general power of attorney form is similar to other power of attorney forms but does have some limitations. For instance, you cannot make medical or health care decisions for the “Grantor”, nor can you make important financial decisions. These types of decisions usually require specific forms listed above. Otherwise, this document will let the “Attorney-in-Fact” perform a wide variety of functions on behalf of the “Grantor”.

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Our Free Limited Power of Attorney Form

Unlike other power of attorney documents, a limited power of attorney form (sometimes called a special power of attorney) usually gives the “Attorney-in-Fact” limited powers, typically 1 or 2 tasks to perform. Generally this form is effective and durable on signing.

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Free Power of Attorney Revocation Form

Many people forget that a power of attorney revocation should be done with a revocation form.

A notary and two competent adult witnesses not related to you or to each other, and none of them the Agent(s) previously appointed, should be used at the time of executing this Revocation of Power of Attorney. Use one Revocation of Power of Attorney form for each original Power of Attorney being revoked.

This Revocation of Power of Attorney should also be delivered to the primary and any alternate Agents appointed at the time the original Power of Attorney was executed; otherwise, your Agent(s) may not realize that the original Power of Attorney has been revoked and may continue to act on your behalf.

Likewise, you should record the Revocation of Power of Attorney with your local county clerk-recorder if the original Power of Attorney was recorded or if such Power of Attorney was used in connection with a real estate transaction or other transaction subject to recording.

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General Information

  • Almost all power of attorney forms need to be witnessed and notarized.

  • All power of attorney forms are revoked on the death of the “Grantor” or “Principal”.

  • It is recommended and sometimes required that you file your power of attorney form with your local county clerk’s office if it will be used with any real estate transaction.

The above is for informational purposes only and should not be considered any type of legal advice. If you have questions and concerns about these forms and their uses, you should consult with an attorney in your state. Laws can and do change.

The following is an example of our power of attorney forms:

GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

THIS GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY is given by [NAME OF PERSON GRANTING POWER] (hereinafter “Principal”), an individual residing in the County of [PRINCPAL’S COUNTY], State of [PRINCIPAL’S STATE], at [COMPLETE ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, AND ZIP CODE OF PRINCIPAL].

I, the undersigned, do hereby appoint [AGENT'S NAME - PERSON RECEIVING POWER]

of [ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, AND ZIP CODE OF AGENT] to be my true and lawful ATTORNEY-IN-FACT (hereinafter “Agent”) and do hereby revoke any and all prior powers of attorney, excepting limited powers of attorney and powers of attorney for healthcare, that have been made by me. [If my Agent is unable to serve for any reason, I designate {NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY ALTERNATE AGENTS; NONE IS REQUIRED – DELETE THIS SENTENCE IF NO ALTERNATES ARE SELECTED} as my successor Agent.]

Except as otherwise specified herein, my Agent shall have full power and authority to act on my behalf and to exercise all of my legal rights and powers, including all rights and powers that I may acquire in the future. Further, I authorize my Agent to execute, acknowledge, and deliver any instrument and do all things necessary to carry out the intent hereof, hereby granting to my Agent full power and authority to act in and concerning the premises as fully and effectually as I may do if present, provided, however that all business transacted by my Agent hereunder shall be transacted in my name, and that all endorsements and instruments executed by my Agent for the purpose of carrying out the foregoing powers shall contain my name, followed by that of my Agent, and the designation “Attorney-in-Fact.”

Provided, however, my Agent shall not have the power to:

1. Make, publish, declare, amend, or revoke my will;

2. Make, execute, modify, or revoke my living will declaration or advance health care directive

3. Make, execute, modify, or revoke any power of attorney;

4. Name beneficiaries of my life insurance policies or retirement accounts;

5. Require me, against my will, to take any action or to refrain from taking any action; or

6. Carry out any actions specifically forbidden by me while not under any disability or incapacity.

[7. LIST ANY OTHER RESTRICTIONS HERE; OTHERWISE DELETE THIS SENTENCE.]

My Agent shall not be liable for any loss that results from a judgment error that was made in good faith. However, my Agent shall be liable for willful misconduct or the failure to act in good faith while acting under the authority of this Power of Attorney. I authorize my Agent to indemnify and hold harmless any third party who accepts and acts under this Power of Attorney.

My Agent shall be entitled to reimbursement of all reasonable expenses incurred in connection with this Power of Attorney, [CHOOSE ONE: and shall OR but shall not] be entitled to reasonable compensation on account of the services performed hereunder.

My Agent shall provide an accounting for all funds handled and all acts performed as my Agent, if I so request or if such a request is made by any authorized personal representative or fiduciary acting on my behalf.

The effective date of this Power of Attorney is [SPECIFY THE DATE YOU WANT THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY TO TAKE EFFECT, GENERALLY THE DATE IT IS EXECUTED. TO MAKE THE POWER OF ATTORNEY EFFECTIVE ONLY WHEN YOU BECOME INCAPACITATED, YOU MUST INSERT THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE AND CHOOSE ONLY ‘DURABLE’ BELOW: This springing Power of Attorney shall not be effective until such time as my physician, Dr. , has determined in writing that I have become incapacitated and unable to make decisions on my own.].

This Power of Attorney [CHOOSE ONE: shall not be durable OR shall be durable and this Power of Attorney and the authority of my Agent shall not terminate if I subsequently become disabled or incapacitated]. This Power of Attorney may be revoked by me at any time by written notice to my Agent. This Power of Attorney shall automatically be revoked upon my death.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have executed this Power of Attorney on this ____ day of _________, 201__.

SIGNATURE OF PRINCIPAL

PRINTED NAME OF PRINCIPAL

Witness Signature:___________________________________

Name:_____________________________________________

Address:___________________________________________

Witness Signature:___________________________________

Name:_____________________________________________

Address:___________________________________________

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(THIS AREA FOR NOTARY PUBLIC)

STATE OF __________________

COUNTY OF __________________

On ______________, before me, _____________________________, a Notary Public, personally appeared _____________________________, personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

WITNESS my hand and official seal. _________________________________

Signature of Notary Public

My commission expires: ______________

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Each state has certain requirements for executing power of attorney forms. Under certain circumstances some POA will need to be filed with the county if it involves a real estate transaction.