Colorado power of attorney forms allow a person to appoint an agent to take control over certain components of their life, such as financial matters, real estate transactions, medical decisions, and tax filings. Once a power of attorney document is executed, the attorney-in-fact will retain their powers until the principal terminates the form, becomes incapacitated, or dies. In some cases, a power of attorney will endure and the agent’s powers will be preserved even if the principal becomes unable to make decisions for themselves. For this reason, it is common practice for a principal to appoint an agent they can trust, often a spouse, relative, or close friend.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – A document that includes written instructions to health care professionals regarding medical treatments a person does or does not want to receive at the end of their life. An advance directive can also be used to appoint a medical attorney-in-fact.
Durable Power of Attorney – Used to grant certain financial powers to an agent. This form does not terminate due to a principal’s incapacity.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Grants financial powers to an attorney-in-fact during the principal’s lifetime (becomes invalid if they are unable to make decisions for themselves).
Limited Power of Attorney – A form that authorizes an agent to perform specific tasks for the principal.
Motor Vehicle (Form DR-2175) Power of Attorney – Can be executed by a person who wishes to hand over the power to register/transfer ownership of a vehicle to an appointed agent.
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Signing Requirements: Grantor and Notary Public
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This form enables the transfer of parental powers and guardianship responsibilities to an attorney-in-fact on a temporary basis.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Used to give an agent (usually a realtor) the power to complete real estate transactions and other property management matters on behalf of the principal.
Tax (Form DR 0145) Power of Attorney – Appoints an attorney-in-fact (often a CPA or other tax professional) to handle the principal’s taxes.
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Signing Requirements: Taxpayer