An Alabama power of attorney form allows a principal to select an agent to handle financial, medical, and guardianship duties. The forms are mandated by the State with specific rules regarding signing requirements and language. After signing, the designated agent may use the form and begin acting on behalf of the principal.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – 1) gives a person the ability to assign a trusted friend/family the power to handle their health care decisions AND 2) lets them set their end-of-life treatment preferences.
Signing Requirements: Two (2) Witnesses
Durable Power of Attorney – For financial purposes only. It allows the agent to remain in place if the principal becomes incapacitated.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – For financial purposes only. It does not allow the agent to remain in place if the principal becomes incapacitated.
Limited Power of Attorney – For a specific financial responsibility. May also have an expiration date.
Motor Vehicle (Form MVT 5-13) Power of Attorney – To allow someone else to handle the registration, buying, and selling of a vehicle.
Signing Requirements: Vehicle Owner(s) and Agent
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – For the everyday care of a child. It allows the parent to select someone else to provide care for up to one (1) year.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Can be used to handle the sale or leasing of property.
Tax (Form 2848A) Power of Attorney – Allows someone else to handle tax filings with the Alabama Dept. of Revenue.
Signing Requirements: Taxpayer and Representative(s)