North Carolina Power of Attorney Forms

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North Carolina power of attorney forms allows a person to act in someone else’s place and carry out their financial or medical affairs while they are alive. These forms are common for the elderly or anyone that may need assistance in handling their daily responsibilities. The person giving power (“principal”) may select to have the forms be durable which makes the form valid even if they should become incapacitated or not able to think for themselves.

Types (9)


Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – Used when you want to appoint a trustworthy friend or relative to handle your financial affairs. It is often used in long-term planning situations as it continues to be effective even after the person creating the POA becomes incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements (§ 32C-1-105): Notary public.

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Similar to the durable in that it is for general financial affairs, however, this automatically terminates upon the principal’s incapacity, so depending on your situation and your needs, you would need to decide which type is best for you.

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Signing Requirements (§ 32C-1-105): Notary public.

 


Limited Power of Attorney – Used typically in discrete transactions. For instance, you may anticipate being away when the closing of your vacation home is supposed to take place. This form allows you to appoint someone to handle that transaction while you are away.

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Signing Requirements (§ 32C-1-105): Notary public.


Medical Power of Attorney – For use in health care situations where you are unable to communicate your wishes to your health care providers. This allows you to appoint someone you know and who knows you to handle those decisions. You will want to make sure the person you appoint is aware of your treatment preferences.

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Signing Requirements (§ 32A-16(3)): Two (2) witnesses or a notary public.

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Form is for use by parents of minor children who, on occasion, may need someone to take care of their kids while they are away. This gives the caretaker the ability to act on the children’s behalf in the event of an emergency or school issue when the parents can’t be reached.

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Signing Requirements (§ 32A-29): Notary public.

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Allows an individual to have the ability from the landlord to sell negotiate, and close on a piece of real property to their benefit.

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Signing Requirements (§ 32C-3-303): Notary public.

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – Used when revoking a POA. When revoking a POA it is important to use this form AND inform all relevant parties of the revocation by providing them with this executed document.

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Signing Requirements (§ 32C-1-110(G)(2)(a)): Notary public.

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form GEN-58) – Type of limited POA which allows you to appoint another, usually a tax professional, to represent your interests in front of the tax authority in North Carolina. The form allows the person to make filings and obtain information on your behalf.

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Signing Requirements: Principal and representative.

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form MVR-63) – This is also a limited type of POA that allows you to appoint someone to act for you with the division of motor vehicles in North Carolina.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.

 


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