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Hawaii Power of Attorney Forms

Hawaii power of attorney forms are estate planning tools that transfer certain powers from the principal (individual executing the POA) to a trusted representative (“agent” or “attorney-in-fact”). The list of forms below covers health care decisions, financial affairs, vehicle transfers, guardianship, property transactions, and tax returns. Some of the forms grant a very broad scope of power while others enable the agent to operate in a more limited capacity. Each power of attorney document will have slightly different guidelines for execution in order for them to be legally binding.

By Type (8)

  1. Advance Directive
  2. Durable
  3. General
  4. Limited
  5. Motor Vehicle (Form DMVL596-2-09)
  6. Minor (Child)
  7. Real Estate
  8. Tax (Form N-848)

Advance Directive – This form combines a medical power of attorney form and a living will document. A medical POA appoints a health care representative to make medical decisions for the principal and a living will is used to convey to medical staff which treatments they wish to receive if they are in a critical condition.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing Requirements (§ 327E-3(b), (c), (d)): Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public

 


Durable Power of Attorney – Used to appoint an agent to manage the principal’s finances. This form does not become invalid by the principal’s incapacity.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing Requirements (§ 551E-3(b)): Notary Public

 


General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – This is a financial power of attorney form that only remains valid during the principal’s lifetime and becomes void once they are incapacitated.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing Requirements: (§ 551E-3(b)): Notary Public

 


Limited Power of Attorney – Allows a person to grant very limited powers to an appointed attorney-in-fact.

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Signing Requirements (§ 551E-3(b)): Notary Public

 


Motor Vehicle (Form DMVL596-2-09) Power of Attorney – Authorizes an agent to complete certain vehicle transactions for the principal.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing Requirements: Notary Public

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – A power of attorney document authorizing an attorney-in-fact to take over guardianship rights of the principal’s child(ren).

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing Requirements: (§ 551E-3(b)): Notary Public

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Executed for the purposes of granting an agent the power to represent the principal in real estate transactions and other related tasks.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing Requirements (§ 551E-3(b)): Notary Public

 


Tax (Form N-848) Power of Attorney – Used to authorize a representative to handle the principal’s taxes.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing Requirements: Taxpayer and Representative(s)