Virginia Power of Attorney Forms

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Virginia power of attorney forms allow a person to choose someone else to represent their best interests and make decisions on their behalf. The most common types related to financial and medical matters but the form can be to elect any person to represent someone’s affairs for any legal action. A power of attorney can last for a temporary time period or the entire life of the principal.

Types (9)


Advance Medical Directive – This allows you to appoint another to make health care decisions and communicate with your medical providers on your behalf in the event you can no longer communicate your wishes competently.

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Signing Requirement (§ 54.1-2983): Two (2) witnesses.

 


Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – This type is for use when you want to have someone in place to handle your financial matters. Because this type stays in effect even after you can no longer make your own decisions, many use this for long-term planning purposes.

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Signing Requirement (§ 64.2-1603): Notary public.

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – This is similar to the durable form because it allows you to appoint someone to handle your financial affairs. However, it is different from the “durable ” form in that it automatically becomes void if you become incapacitated.

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Signing Requirement (§ 64.2-1603): Notary public.

 


Limited Power of Attorney – This can be used in discreet, limited situations of your own choosing. You can write with specificity how and when you want your agent to act.

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Signing Requirement (§ 64.2-1603): Notary public.

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Allows a parent to select a family member or close friend to take responsibility for the health-care, well-being, and education of their child.

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Signing Requirement: Caregiver and two (2) witnesses.

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Select a representative to handle the sale, management, or purchase of real property for a specified period of time or on a durable basis.

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Signing Requirement (§ 64.2-1603): Notary public.

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – This form is to revoke any type of power of attorney that you may have entered into in the past.

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Signing Requirement: No signing requirements but it is recommended that the form is signed by a notary public.

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form PAR 101) – You can use this when you want a tax professional to handle your dealings with the tax authority in Virginia.

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Signing Requirement: The agent(s) only.

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form VSA-70) – This form is for use when you wish to designate a representative to act for you with regard to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirement: Vehicle owner(s) signatures.