I understand that POA for financial and health related matters but what about legal matters?
can someone give me an example of such power of attorney form?
I mean there will separate poa for legal matters?
or one can add few lines on financial poa?
A power of attorney, when properly drafted, may include provisions to handle legal matters. For example, bringing a lawsuit against another person or identity. This is important if an individual is harmed and is unable to sue on their own behalf because of the injury.
Canned power of attorneys are not designed to handle such matters. It would be best if you spend a few dollars and have an attorney draft one for you. Avvo has a "Find a Lawyer" feature that will assist you in finding one near you. Good luck.
Trying to use a 'form' when you don't fully understand all the ramifications of the document is dangerous. Several states do have a 'form' power of attorney in their statute books, but I have seen more people mess up those form powers by not filling them in correctly, or not having them notarized and/or witnessed appropriately as the state requires, that I shy away from recommending them.
It is not very expensive to have a local attorney draft a financial, medical or other power of attorney for you. Use the 'find a lawyer' function of this website to locate one near you who does estate planning work!
You'll be far better served that way.
This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice!
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