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Washington D.C. Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney Form

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A Washington D.C. durable power of attorney allows a resident (“principal”) to select someone else (“agent”) to handle any type of financial decision on their behalf. The agent will be able to continue to make the financial powers listed in the form even after the principal should become incapacitated. It is required that the form is signed in the presence of a notary public. Afterward, the agent may begin acting on behalf of the principal by having a copy of the form and by signing any documents in the form of “[PRINCIPAL’S NAME] by [AGENT’S NAME] acting as Agent”.

Definition§ 21–2081

Laws§ 21–2102

Signing Requirements (§ 21–2101) – Notary Public.

Statutory Form§ 21–2101