Durable power of attorney is the most common type of this form that allows a person, “Principal”, to choose someone else, “Agent”, to handle any type of financial matter on their behalf. All medical power of attorney forms are considered durable automatically. The term ‘durable’ most of the time refers to monetary related power of attorney documents.
Depending on the State, the document must either be signed in the presence of at least two (2) people not related to the agent or the principal or it must be authorized with a notary public as witness. Make sure if you go the notary public route that you receive the official stamp on the signature page (or notary acknowledgment addendum).
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