Kansas power of attorney forms are legally binding documents that can be used to appoint different types of agents to represent the principal (the person for whom the contract is made) in making decisions and taking action on their behalf. Once the contract has been signed and, in most cases, notarized, the agent will be given the authority to act in the principal’s name as defined in the document. Some of the powers that can be given to a power of attorney include overseeing a transaction (such as the sale of a vehicle or real estate), filing the principal’s taxes, making health care decisions for the principal, and generally managing the principal’s finances.
By Type (10)
Advance Directive – Used to list the principal’s instructions regarding healthcare in the event of their incapacitation and to appoint an individual who will be given the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf.
Durable Power of Attorney – Used to select an attorney-in-fact to represent the principal’s financial interests. Remains in effect even if the principal becomes incapacitated.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A general power of attorney assigns wide-reaching powers of attorney to the agent. However, it expires if the principal is physically or mentally incapacitated.
Limited Power of Attorney – A limited power of attorney is similar to a general power of attorney except that it only gives the agent specific powers to act in the principal’s name, usually for the completion of a singular task.
Living Will – This form is used by the principal to relay their instructions regarding life-sustaining care and other medical decisions that they wish to be followed if they are incapacitated.
Medical Power of Attorney – Assigns a healthcare agent, also known as a healthcare proxy, who will have the authority to make decisions regarding the principal’s medical care in the event of their incapacitation.
Motor Vehicle (Form TR-41) Power of Attorney – This form permits the principal to have a third party handle the purchase or sale of a vehicle in their name.
Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Vehicle owner
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Used by parents to assign temporary parental authorities over a minor child to an agent (usually a close friend or family member).
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Gives an agent the authority to manage a real estate transaction in the principal’s name.
Tax (Form DO-10) Power of Attorney – A limited power of attorney that gives the agent access to the principal’s financial information and allows them to file taxes on the principal’s behalf.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer(s) and representative(s)