Easy Questions  
Free Legal Documents

What is a Power of Attorney in Admire, KS

What is a Power of Attorney in Admire, KS


Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.
 
- Nelson Mandela


Power of Attorney


A power of attorney (POA), also known as letter of attorney is a written authorization to act or represent on behalf of another in business, legal matters or private affairs, at times against the wishes of another person. The person who gives the authority to for the other person to act on his behalf is the donor, grantor or principal. The one who has received the authority is the agent or the attorney-in-fact. Previously, a power refers to an instrument under seal and letter refers to an instrument under hand. Presently, both of these are signed by the grantor and have no more variation.


The term attorney-in-fact refers to the agent authorized by the principal to act on his behalf. The law requires the attorney-in-fact or the agent to be loyal and honest to the principal. It should not be confused with the term attorney-at-law or someone who are licensed to practice law in his jurisdiction.

Capacity of a Grantor

A principal or grantor can make a power of attorney only if he or she has the essential mental capacity. If the grantor happens to lose his or her capacity to grant permission due to injury, sickness, or mental capacity, the power of attorney is not valid. A durable power of attorney, on the other hand, refers to the situation where the grantor states in the power of attorney that it will still be in effect even if the grantor is incapacitated. If no power of attorney has been created by the grantor, another party can act on their behalf by asking the court to impose a conservatorship or guardianship.


Oral and Written Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney may be oral or written depending on the jurisdiction. If witness will hold up in court, then the power of attorney is the same as written. The law usually requires power of attorney be in writing depending on its purpose. The International Revenue Service, hospitals, banks, even nursing homes requires power of attorneys to be in written form before they will honor it.

Execution

Power of attorney is considered a legal document if it is signed and dated at a minimum by the grantor. However, if the document is challenged by a third party, this would not be sufficiently legal. A document that is reviewed and signed or stamped by a notary public can withstand such challenge. In some states, a power of attorney is considered valid if signed by the principal, agent and two other witnesses or a notary public.


Types of Power of Attorney

  • Durable power of attorney. The power of attorney is still effective even if the principal later becomes incapacitated. This is also known as power of attorney with durable provisions or enduring power of attorney.
  • Health care power of attorney. This document provides the attorney-in-fact the power to make health-care decisions for the grantor that may include terminating care or life support. This is also known as "health care proxy".
  • Springing power of attorney. This is document that can only take effect if the grantor is incapacitated. After the incapacitation, the power is identical to durable power of attorney. This is the power that can allow a spouse to manage the affairs of grantor in cases like injury or illness and the grantor can no longer act.

  •  
    Personalize & Print a Free KS Power of Attorney Download this Document
    Page 1
    Page 2
    Page 3
    Page 4
    Page 5
     
    Personalize & Print a Free KS Last Will Download this Document
    Page 1
    Page 2
    Page 3
    Page 4
    Page 5
    Page 6
    Page 7
    Page 8
    Page 9
    Page 10
    Related Articles:
     What is a Last Will and Testament?
     Definition of a Living Trust
     Definition of Last Will and Testament
     Overview of Estate Planning
     Overview of Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for Health Care
     Do I Need a Living Trust?
     FAQs on Living Trust
     A Primer on Estate & Inheritance Taxes
     Benefits of a Living Trust
     Communicating Your Estate Planning Wishes to Your Heirs
     Composing Your Last Will and Testament
     Coverage of Living Will and Power of Attorney for Health Care
     Deciding Whether a Pre-Nuptial Agreement is Right for You
     Different Types of Health Care Directives
     Do I Need a Lawyer for a Prenuptial Agreement?
     Do I Need a Lawyer to Buy or Sell a Home?
     Do I Need a Lawyer to Create a Power of Attorney?
     Do I Need a Lawyer to File for Bankruptcy?
     Do I Need a Lawyer to Make a Will?
     Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?
     Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
     Elements of a Last Will and Testament
     Essential Legal Documents for Estate Planning
     Estate Taxes, Gift Taxes and Inheritance Taxes
     Final Requirements of Your Health Care Directives
     Five Essential Estate Planning Documents
     Honoring Your Health Care Documents
     How to Choose a Health Care Agent
     How to Prevent Family Feuds over Inherited Properties
     How to Secure Your Assets and Avoid Probate
     Limitations of a Will
     Living Wills for End-of-Life Medical Decisions
     Longevity and modern family relationships make estate planning harder than ever
     POLST form and Health Care Treatment
     Registering your Living Will or Advance Health Directives
     Rules of Eligibility on Medicaid
     Twelve Things to Know About Revocable Living Trusts
     What are Charitable Gifts and Trusts?
     Why I Need a Living Will
     You Owe it to Your Loved Ones to do Estate and Inheritance Planning
    Related Legal Services near Admire, KS
    Haynes Charles R
    1910 18th St
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-8855
    Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Kaufman & Horner Chtd
    1910 18th St
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-8476
    Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    McVay James M
    1321 Main St
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-8231
    Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
    Rondeau Mark A
    1321 Main St # 300
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-8231
    Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
    Rondeau, Mark A - Watkins Calcara
    1321 Main St # 300
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-8231
    Attorneys,  General Practice Attorneys,  Probate Law Attorneys,  Accident & Property Damage Attorney
    Shepard Christopher J
    1321 Main St
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-8231
    Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Friedeman Richard L
    1321 Main St # 300
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-8231
    Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
    Glendenning, Allen G - Watkins Calcara
    1321 Main St # 300
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-8231
    Attorneys,  Labor & Employment Law Attorneys,  Civil Litigation & Trial Law Attorneys,  Discriminati
    Horner John
    1910 18th St
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-7874
    Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Carpenter M
    1007 Williams St
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-7817
    Attorneys
    Keenan Law Firm PA
    2200 Lakin Ave # B
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-7811
    Attorneys,  Criminal Law Attorneys,  Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Attorneys,  DUI & DWI Attorney
    Berscheidt Thomas J
    2107 Forest Ave
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-7777
    Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Keenan Martin J Atty
    3600 23rd St
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-7612
    Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Vega Law Offices LLC
    510 W Main Street, Suite A
    Gardner, KS 66030
    (913) 856-7596
    Family Law Attorneys, Tax Attorneys, Divorce Attorneys, Probate Law Attorneys, Estate Planning Attor
    Jackson Joel B
    2018 Forest Ave
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-7452
    General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
    Johnson Steven E
    1310 Kansas Ave
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-7239
    Attorneys
    Bauer Greg L
    1310 Kansas Ave
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-7239
    Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Pike Charles R
    1310 Kansas Ave
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-7239
    Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Mark D Lewis
    212 E Main St
    Gardner, KS 66030
    (913) 856-6600
    General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
    Huelskamp Terrance
    550 N 159th St E # 104
    Wichita, KS 67230
    (316) 733-6446
    Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Berkley Deborah
    1314 Kansas Ave
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 603-6314
    Attorneys
    Angelo Law Office
    550 N 159th St E # 205
    Wichita, KS 67230
    (316) 239-6005
    Attorneys, Corporation & Partnership Law Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Glenn Opie Law Offices
    2015 Forest Ave # 102
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 793-5455
    Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
    Brown, Isern & Carpenter
    1909 Lakin Ave
    Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-5388
    Probate Law Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Criminal Law Attorneys,  Family Law Attorneys,  Bankruptcy Law A
    12Law.com   |  NASHVILLE, TN USA   |  CONTACT US