Minnesota power of attorney forms are forms that give a third party (called the “agent”) the authority to execute documents and make decisions on behalf of the principal (the individual for whom the document is made). The reasons for making a power of attorney are diverse. It may be to give a spouse the right to perform acts in the principal’s name, to give an accountant the right to file the principal’s taxes, or to make health care decisions on their behalf. In a practical sense, this type of arrangement is especially useful in applications where the principal cannot be physically present to execute documents themselves and when a professional (such as a real estate agent or accountant) is required to perform an act on their behalf.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – A document in which the principal names a health care agent and completes a living will which lists their preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments and other health care decisions. If the principal is incapacitated, the health care agent becomes active and will be authorized to make medical decisions on their behalf.
Durable Power of Attorney – This document assigns an agent to act as attorney-in-fact for the principal. Unlike other powers of attorney, this type remains effective in the event of the principal’s incapacity.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Gives an agent the general authority to execute financial documents, manage accounts, and control funds on behalf of the principal. Unlike the durable form, this document terminates if the principal is incapacitated.
Limited Power of Attorney – The agent, in this case, is given the authority to execute the specific action or set of actions defined within the power of attorney document.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – Individuals use this document to appoint an agent who is given the power to transfer a vehicle title in the principal’s name.
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This document assigns parental rights over a minor child to a temporary guardian.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Gives an agent the right to negotiate and complete the purchase, sale, or management of real estate for the principal.
Tax (Form REV184i) Power of Attorney – This form is used to have an individual’s taxes filed by someone else on their behalf.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer