Indiana power of attorney forms are used to appoint a representative, referred to as either an “agent” or “attorney-in-fact,” to handle affairs for someone else. Each power of attorney document pertains to a different aspect of the person’s life, such as medical decisions, financial matters, guardianship, etc. Due to the sensitive and influential powers granted to an attorney-in-fact, a principal (person who executed the power of attorney) usually appoints a trustworthy individual, such as a spouse, relative, or close friend to represent their interests. There are also different guidelines and requirements for the execution of each power of attorney form.
By Type (10)
Advance Directive – Combination medical power of attorney and living will that allows a principal to make arrangements for the future should they become unable to make decisions for themselves later in life.
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Signing requirements: One (1) Witness for Medical POA; two (2) witnesses for Living Will
Durable Power of Attorney – A power of attorney form for appointing a financial agent to handle a principal’s affairs. This document only terminates once the principal dies (or terminates the form themselves) and not if they become incapacitated.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Used to select an agent to handle financial affairs for the principal during their lifetime.
Limited Power of Attorney – A more temporary and specific type of power of attorney that lets the principal appoint an agent to handle one or a small number of tasks on their behalf.
Living Will – This document will contain instructions for health care treatments that the principal does or does not want to have at the end of their life.
Medical Power of Attorney – Appoints a trusted agent to handle all medical decisions and related tasks for the principal when they are unable to do so themselves.
Motor Vehicle (Form 01940) Power of Attorney – Allows an agent to handle vehicle transfers, registrations, and other related tasks for the principal.
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Transfers guardianship rights and obligations to an attorney-in-fact when the parents are away or otherwise unable to care for their children for a brief period of time.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Gives an agent the power to execute real estate transactions on behalf to the principal (usually a realtor or similarly qualified agent).
Tax (Form 49357) Power of Attorney – Can be used to appoint an agent to represent the principal in matters concerning the Department of Revenue.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer