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Alabama Power of Attorney is a document that is used for individuals who would like to designate someone else, an “agent”, to handle decisions on their behalf for a durable, general, or limited use. This form is most commonly used by a person who would like to have an agent represent them if they are not able to for health reasons, not being able to appear at a specified location, or when time-sensitive action is needed.

LawsTitle 26, Chapter 1A (Uniform Power of Attorney)

By Type

Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – Utilized for individuals to set someone else as their financial or business representative if they are not to do so because of their incapacity. Also known as the ‘statutory’ form.

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  • Signing Requirements (§ 26-1A-105): Signed by Principal and acknowledged by Notary Public

General (Financial) Power of Attorney – For individuals who would like to appoint another person to act on their behalf for financial purposes while they are not incapacitated. This form terminates upon the incapacity of the principal.

Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – For the use of a specified financial action.

Medical Power of Attorney (Advance Health Care Directive) – A combination of a living will and power of attorney that allows a person to select another to only handle their medical decisions.

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  • Signing Requirements (§ 22-8A-4): Two (2) or more witnesses at least 19 years of age and cannot be the agent or related to the principal by blood, marriage, entitled to any portion of the principal’s estate or be responsible for payment of the principal’s medical care.

Parental (Minor Children) Power of Attorney – A parent may, for a period of no more than one (1) year, allow another person to care and make decisions for their minor son(s) or daughter(s).

Real Estate Power of Attorney – Allows an individual or entity to allow someone else to sell, manage, or purchase land on their behalf.

Revocation Power of Attorney – Cancels a power of attorney document signed in the State of Alabama.

Tax Power of Attorney (2848A) – When filing taxes in the State of Alabama this form may be used to appoint a preparer to handle all submissions on your account.

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  • Signing Requirements: Principal Only

Vehicle Power of Attorney (MVT 5-13) – The principal may specify the exact usage of this form that is to be used with the Alabama Motor Vehicles Division in relation to their automobile.

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  • Signing Requirements: Signed by Principal and acknowledged by Notary Public

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