Kentucky power of attorney forms are used by individuals to seek representation in making decisions, conducting transactions, and managing finances. In some instances, the power of attorney is limited to one action or transaction, such as filing the principal’s taxes or overseeing the sale of a house. Other contracts activate or endure the principal’s incapacity and allow the agent to make medical or financial decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so. In addition to the principal’s signature, two (2) witnesses and a notary acknowledgment are also required for most powers of attorney to be valid in the state.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – Names a healthcare agent and provides a list of the principal’s preferences regarding end-of-life care and life-sustaining procedures. In the event of the principal’s incapacity, the agent will make healthcare decisions on their behalf.
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Signing requirements: Two (2) witnesses or a Notary Public
Durable Power of Attorney – A document wherein the principal assigns an attorney-in-fact to make financial decisions on their behalf, even in the event of their incapacity.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Appoints an attorney-in-fact who will have to make decisions and execute legal documents in the principal’s name. Unlike the “durable” power of attorney,” this form expires if the principal is incapacitated.
Limited Power of Attorney – Assigns an agent to represent the principal in performing a specific action.
Motor Vehicle (Form TC96‐336) Power of Attorney – Allows individuals to have a vehicle bought or sold in their name by a third party.
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Parents use this contract to give another individual temporary guardianship rights over their minor child.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Gives an estate agent the right to buy or sell property in the principal’s name within a fixed time period.
Tax (Form 20A100) Power of Attorney – Gives an individual (usually an accountant) the right to access financial documents and file taxes in the principal’s name.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer(s) and representative(s)