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Michigan Power of Attorney Forms provides a method by which you can appoint someone to represent your interests and act in your place with the same authority you carry. This means that the person you appoint will have access to information and the ability to conduct a variety of transactions with your name. Therefore, it is necessary that you trust the person appointed as an agent.  Many people use powers of attorney for a broad range of circumstances. For instance, one may desire to have such paperwork in place for a real estate transaction because they will be away on the date of the closing. This would be a limited POA. Another person may want to plan for the event that they are incapacitated and need someone of sound mind to handle their financial affairs. The form they may use is a durable POA.

LawsChapter 700, Act 386-V

Types (9)


Durable Power of Attorney – If you are doing long-term planning and want to plan for the possibility of your incapacity, a durable POA can be helpful as it allows someone to take over your affairs when you can no longer handle them yourself.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements (§ 700-5501): Two (2) Witnesses OR Notary acknowledgment

 

 


General Power of Attorney – If you need someone to represent your general financial interests, but you do not want the power to continue beyond when you have the sound mind to revoke it, you should use this form. It is different from the durable form in that it becomes void in the event you are determined to be incompetent.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements: Not mentioned, but Two (2) Witnesses and a Notary acknowledgment is recommended.

 

 


Guardian of Minor Child Power of Attorney – If you anticipate being unavailable or you want to plan for military deployment or long-term hospitalization, this form allows you to designate someone to care for your children and make decisions on their behalf.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements (§ 700.5103): Not mentioned, but Two (2) Witnesses and a Notary acknowledgment is recommended.

 

 


Limited Power of Attorney – If you just need someone to represent you for a discrete transaction, a limited POA is probably the way you want to go.

Download: Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements: Not mentioned, but Two (2) Witnesses and a Notary acknowledgment is recommended.

 

 


Patient Advocate Designation (Medical POA) – If you want to plan ahead and have someone in place in the unfortunate situation of being unconscious or otherwise unable to speak for yourself with regard to health matters, you can use this form to appoint an advocate.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirements (§ 700.5506): Two (2) Witnesses

 

 


Power of Attorney Revocation Form – If you have created a POA and realize that you do not want it to continue, you should use this form to revoke it. It is important that in addition to using this form that you inform people by providing copies of the form to those that may be relying on the document you are revoking.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements: Not mentioned, but Two (2) Witnesses and a Notary acknowledgment is recommended.

 

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney Form – To elect an individual to handle the selling, leasing, or everyday management of the property.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirements: Notary acknowledgment

 

 


Tax Power of Attorney Form – If you need your accountant or tax attorney to make filings for you with the tax department, you may need to fill out this form.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirements: Principal

 

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney – If you need to have someone else take care of your registration and titling of your vehicle, you may need to fill out one of these forms.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirements: Principal

 

 


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