Utah power of attorney forms are documents that assign authority to an individual (called an agent, or attorney-in-fact) permitting them to act on behalf of another person (called the principal). These documents are drafted when the principal is unable to represent themselves, either due to incapacitation, or lack of expertise. Power of attorney forms can be limited to a single task, used to provide general authority to an agent, designed to last beyond the incapacitation of the principal, or drafted to terminate as soon as the principal loses the ability to communicate their wishes. Each form can be tailored to the principal’s needs, but in all cases, the agent selected must execute actions for the benefit of the principal.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – An advance directive is a document that an individual completes while they’re of sound mind to give directions on the medical treatment they’d like to receive once they are unable to communicate their desires.
Durable Power of Attorney – A durable power of attorney is one that enables the agent to represent the principal after they’ve become incapacitated.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A non-durable power of attorney that becomes ineffective once the principal loses the capacity to accurately communicate their intentions.
Limited Power of Attorney – A limited power of attorney clearly defines the parameters within which the agent will be able to operate. They’re usually responsible for carrying out one task.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – The DMV POA is used to assign an agent to register, title, or transfer ownership of a motor vehicle.
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This power of attorney can establish a temporary guardian for a minor child while the parent is unable to sufficiently care for them.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – A real estate power of attorney can assign a trusted individual to carry out the sale, purchase, or refinancing of real estate.
Tax (TC-737) Power of Attorney – This form is necessary should a representative be assigned to correspond with the Utah State Tax Commission.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer