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Arkansas Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney Form

An Arkansas durable statutory power of attorney form allows a principal to nominate a spouse or trusted relative ("agent") to handle their financials during their lifetime. The term "durable" means the principal's incapacity will not void the agent's powers. The form can only be terminated by the principal signing a revocation or upon their death.
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Signing Requirements

The principal’s signature must be signed in the presence of a notary public. If the agent signs the optional Agent Certification, it must also be notarized (§ 28-68-105, § 28-68-302).

Definition of “Durable”

“Durable,” with respect to a power of attorney, means not terminated by the principal’s incapacity (§ 28-68-102(2)).

Definition of “Power of Attorney”

“Power of attorney” means a writing or other record that grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the principal, whether or not the term power of attorney is used (§ 28-68-102(7)).

Statutory Form

Arkansas has a statutory form located at § 28-68-301.