South Carolina power of attorney forms are documents that enable residents to designate an agent (also referred to as an attorney-in-fact) to serve as their representative. This representation could be in matters financial or medical, or it could concern the guardianship of the individual’s children or the filing of their taxes. Whatever the purpose of the power of attorney form, it is necessary that the principal (the individual drafting the document) elect an agent that they can trust will represent their best interests.
By Type (10)
Advance Directive – Enables the principal to leave a set of instructions regarding their preferences for medical treatment should they become incapacitated. It can also elect an attorney-in-fact to oversee the medical treatments.
Durable Power of Attorney – Enables the principal to assign an agent to oversee their finances. The power persists beyond the principal’s incapacitation.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A general power of attorney provides a broad scope of power to the attorney-in-fact. However, it becomes null and void upon the principal’s incapacitation.
Limited Power of Attorney – A limited power of attorney provides the attorney-in-fact with the ability to carry out a specific action or a specific set of actions.
Living Will – A living will is a type of advance directive that relays what the principal would or would not like with regard to life-sustaining treatments.
Medical Power of Attorney – A medical power of attorney, as opposed to a living will, elects a health care agent to represent the principal once they are incapacitated.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – A DMV power of attorney enables the agent to represent the principal in selling, purchasing, or registering their motor vehicle.
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Provides temporary powers of attorney to the agent to care for the principal’s child.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – A real estate agent or any representative will be required to have a power of attorney in order to act on behalf of a principal in purchasing, selling, or remortgaging real estate.
Tax (Form SC-2848) Power of Attorney – A tax power of attorney enables a tax professional to file the principal’s taxes and otherwise represent them when dealing with the Department of Revenue.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer(s) & representative(s)