Louisiana power of attorney forms allow individuals to appoint different types of agents, also known as “mandataries,” to execute legal documents, conduct transactions, and make decisions in their name. A power of attorney contract, also known as a “mandate,” is often made for a limited purpose, such as administering the sale of a property, filing taxes, or temporary guardianship. While most arrangements have a set duration, the durable financial and medical powers of attorney only terminate if they are revoked or the principal dies. All agents are required to act in accordance with their mandate and fulfill the principal’s instructions to the best of their ability.
By Type (10)
Advance Directive – Allows an individual to appoint a health care agent and record instructions and preferences regarding medical treatments to be referred to in the event of their incapacitation.
Durable Power of Attorney – A financial power of attorney that does not expire when the principal is disabled or incapacitated.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Appoints a financial agent with a contract that does not endure in the event of the principal’s incapacitation.
Limited Power of Attorney – A power of attorney arrangement that is for a limited purpose that often expires once it has been fulfilled.
Living Will – This document is specifically used to relay the principal’s desired application of medical treatments and will be referred to if they are incapacitated.
Medical Power of Attorney – Assigns a healthcare agent who will represent the principal in making medical decisions if they are disabled or incapacitated.
Motor Vehicle (OMV) Power of Attorney – Using this document, individuals can give a third party the authority to sell or buy a vehicle on their behalf.
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Assigns a temporary guardian who will have parental rights regarding the principal’s child(ren).
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Grants authority to an agent to purchase or sell real estate on behalf of the principal to an agent.
Tax (Form R-7006) Power of Attorney – Allows a third party, usually a professional accountant, to file the principal’s taxes on their behalf.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer(s) and representative