West Virginia power of attorney forms are documents that enable West Virginians to select a representative to legally carry out tasks on their behalf. One might employ such a form when filing their taxes, enabling the hired accountant to correspond with the IRS and state tax department freely. Another reason could be estate planning; one will often draft a durable power of attorney that enables a trusted individual to oversee one’s finances after incapacitation. The agent (representative) should always be someone who the principal (power of attorney creator) trusts will act in their best interests.
By Type (10)
Advance Directive – An advance directive is a two-part document that provides the principal the opportunity to detail their medical preferences and elect a healthcare representative.
Durable Power of Attorney – A durable power of attorney is one in which the authority granted upon the agent still applies after the principal becomes incapacitated.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A general but non-durable form grants sweeping authority that terminates upon the principal’s incapacitation.
Limited Power of Attorney – This form is limited in regard to the parameters within which the agent can operate. Generally speaking, the agent will carry out a specific action such as signing a document on the principal’s behalf.
Living Will – A living will enables an individual to name the medical procedures and life-sustaining treatments they wish to receive or deny upon their incapacitation.
Medical Power of Attorney – This power of attorney enables a family member, friend, or other trusted individual to oversee the principal’s health care once they’ve become unable to communicate their wishes.
Motor Vehicle (Form DMV-9-TR) Power of Attorney – This DMV power of attorney provides the principal the opportunity to select an agent to register or transfer the ownership of their vehicle.
Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Vehicle owner
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – A parent or guardian may use this minor child power of attorney to select an individual to care for their child for a limited period of time.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – When buying, selling, or otherwise managing real estate, a principal can draft this power of attorney to select a trusted agent to act on their behalf.
Tax (Form WV-2848) Power of Attorney – An agent representing a taxpayer must operate using a tax power of attorney.
Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Two (2) witnesses OR notarization (if the agent is not an attorney or CPA)