Mississippi Power of Attorney Forms

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Mississippi power of attorney forms are used for the purpose of a person (“principal”) choosing someone else to make financial, medical, and any other desired decisions on their behalf. The person selected (“agent”) should be a trusted individual as they will have powers over finances, medical care, parenting, or any other selected powers. After completion, the form may be used after being signed in accordance with State law.

Types (9)


Advance Health Care Directive – This form is tailored for medical situations where a person is able to appoint another to be their agent for health care decisions.

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Signing Requirements (§ 41-41-205): Two (2) witnesses or a notary public.

 


Durable Power of Attorney – This type of form is used for appointing a person to take care of a broad range of financial and other matters.

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Signing Requirements (§ 87-3-105) – Notary public.

 


General Power of Attorney – Like the durable POA, this type of form is used to appoint a person to act as the principal on a broad range of financial issues. Unlike the durable form, it becomes void if and when the principal is determined to be incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements: No laws, although a notary public is recommended.

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This form is used to assist parents who may need to leave their child in the care of another.

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Signing Requirements (§ 93-31-5): Notary public.

 


Limited Power of Attorney – This type is used in limited situations such as for a single real estate transaction. It is typically used for those times when a principal is going to be away when the transaction is scheduled to take place. It provides flexibility.

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Signing Requirements: Not mentioned, but a notary public is recommended.

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Allows an owner of a property to instruct someone else to handle its sale, purchase, or leasing.

Download: Adobe PDF

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

 

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – This is an important form to be used to cancel or terminate a POA that is in effect.

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Signing Requirements: Not mentioned, but a notary public is recommended.

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form 21-002) – This form is needed in those instances that you want your tax professional to obtain information and make tax filings on your behalf.

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Signing Requirements:  Principal only.

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form 78-003-10-1-1-000) – If you need someone to handle your titling or registration issues for your vehicle, you can use this form.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.

 


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