The Idaho durable power of attorney is used by a principal to select an agent to handle their financial affairs. This document comes into effect as soon as it is executed (unless the principal chooses a later date) and remains valid until the principal’s death. A durable power of attorney is not affected by the principal’s incapacity. An agent, or “attorney-in-fact,” should be chosen based on their willingness to keep the principal’s best interests in mind and for their trustworthiness, as well as their ability to carry out the tasks set forth in the power of attorney form.
Agent’s Duties – § 15-12-114
Signing Requirements (§ 15-12-105) – Notary Public
Statutory Form – § 15-12-301
Statute – § 15-12-102(2)
“Durable” with respect to a power of attorney means not terminated by the principal’s incapaity.