Make a Power of Attorney with one of our convenient easy-to-use forms. Name someone you trust as your agent to make financial or medical decisions on your behalf.
A power of attorney is a legal document which, when signed, gives one person the authority to do things, sign documents, conduct business affairs or make health care decisions on behalf of a second person, in the same manner that the second person would do if he or she was there. In this context, the word 'attorney' does not mean a lawyer - it means the person named in the document, who is also referred to in some jurisdictions as the agent or attorney-in-fact.
Your attorney has a fiduciary duty to you, and is required by law to always act truthfully, in good faith, and in accordance with your wishes, so far as that is possible, whenever he or she is representing you.
By its very nature, a power of attorney is necessarily a public document. If you are paying your attorney to act on your behalf, the terms of that compensation can be set out in a separate document, which will remain private between the two of you.
Make an Enduring Power of Attorney with this template form for ACT residents.
You can choose to have the Power of Attorney become effective immediately, or at a date you specify, or only if you become incapacitated. In the latter case, if you regain your legal capacity, the Enduring Power of Attorney becomes ineffective again.
You can name someone you trust to act as your attorney, to make decisions and manage your affairs for you if you are incapable of doing so.
Appoint an attorney (agent) to handle your business and financial affairs for you with this General Power of Attorney for Australian Capital Territory.
A General Power of Attorney is used to give someone you name the authority to look after your finances, business affairs, legal actions, etc. on your behalf, but ONLY while you are still capable of making such decisions on your own.
The ACT General Power of Attorney terminates if you lose the legal capacity to make you.....
Alaska residents, make a Statutory General Power of Attorney with this template form, pursuant to the State Statutes (AS) 13.26.338 - 13.26.353.
The Power of Attorney can be made effective immediately, or, if you prefer, only if you become incapable of making your own decisions (a 'springing' power of attorney). At your discretion, you can grant your attorney-in-fact the power to deal with:
Cancel your Power of Attorney with this Alberta Revocation of Power of Attorney form.
So long as you have mental capacity and can understand the impact of what you are doing, you have the right to cancel an existing Power of Attorney at any time, and revoke the powers you gave to your agent (attorney).
Once you have signed the form, give a copy of it to the attorney.
You should also give a copy to any banks, financial institutions, medical facilities, etc. t.....