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South Dakota Statutory Durable Power of Attorney Form

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Updated on October 25th, 2021

The South Dakota statutory durable power of attorney enables an agent, or attorney-in-fact, to oversee and manage an individual’s finances. As opposed to a non-durable, general power of attorney, a durable POA ensures that the person assigned as one’s agent is able to continue to control the principal’s assets and property after they’ve become incapacitated. Incapacitation usually means losing the physical or cognitive ability to effectively and accurately communicate one’s intent. It can also refer to incarceration or being outside the country and unable to return.

Agent’s Duties – § 59-12-13

LawsChapter 59-12 – Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 59-12-4) – Notary Public

Statutory Form§ 59-12-41

State Definition

Statute§ 59-12-1

“Durable,” not terminated by the principal’s incapacity;