Massachusetts Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

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Updated January 08, 2023

Massachusetts power of attorney forms legally permit a person (“principal”) to select another person (“agent”) to make decisions on their behalf. Under State law, an individual may grant medical, financial, parental, tax, vehicle, or any other responsibility to a selected person. If the form is durable, the designation will remain in effect even if the principal can no longer mentally think for themselves (e.g. Dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc.). Once a power of attorney document is written and signed in accordance with State law it is immediately available for use.

By Type (9)

Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – You can appoint a trusted friend or relative to act on your behalf for your financial and other matters even if you become incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements (Section 5-103) : Two (2) witnesses.

General (Financial) Power of Attorney – You can appoint a friend or relative that you trust to handle your financial affairs up until your incapacity.

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Signing Requirements (Section 5-103) : Two (2) witnesses.

Limited Power of Attorney – You can appoint someone to handle a single transaction or deal with your affairs for a short period of time.

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Signing Requirements (Section 5-103) : Two (2) witnesses.

Medical Power of Attorney – Or “health care proxy” lets you appoint a person to represent your medical interests for when you are unable to.

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Signing Requirements (§ 201D-2): Two (2) witnesses.

Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – You can appoint someone to be a temporary guardian for your child and make medical and educational decisions on behalf of your children.

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Signing Requirements (Section 5-202Section 5-503(b)): Notary public.

Real Estate Power of Attorney – For the right to select another person to handle property such as managing tenants, negotiating a sale, or purchasing on behalf of an individual.

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Signing Requirements (Section 5-103) : Two (2) witnesses and notary public.

Revocation of Power of Attorney – You can revoke any previous POA that you executed in the past. You must be of sound mind to execute this document.

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Signing Requirements: No laws but a notary public is recommended.

Tax Power of Attorney (Form M-2848) – You can appoint someone, usually a tax attorney or accountant to make filings on your behalf with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

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Signing Requirements: Two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

Vehicle Power of Attorney – You can appoint a friend or relative or another person to handle your registration and titling issues with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.

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