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)
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.
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.
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.
Limited Power of Attorney – Allows a person to grant very limited powers to an appointed attorney-in-fact.
Motor Vehicle (Form DMVL596-2-09) Power of Attorney – Authorizes an agent to complete certain vehicle transactions for the principal.
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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).
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.
Tax (Form N-848) Power of Attorney – Used to authorize a representative to handle the principal’s taxes.
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Signing Requirements: Taxpayer and Representative(s)