West Virginia Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

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West Virginia power of attorney forms allow an individual (“principal”) to appoint an agent to legally represent their best interest and conduct affairs on their behalf. The agent may represent the principal for medical or financial decision making and handling of affairs. The form must be presented each time the agent acts for the principal and must always make decisions in their best interest.

Laws – Chapter 39B (Uniform Power of Attorney Act)


Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – A durable form is sometimes used as a long-term planning solution when you want to make sure you have someone in place to handle your financial affairs in the event you are no longer able to act for yourself.

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Signing Requirement (§ 39B-1-105): Notary public.

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – A general form is similar to the durable form, because it allows you to appoint someone to handle your financial matters, however, it becomes void at the point you are no longer able to act for yourself.

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Signing Requirement (§ 39B-1-105): Notary public.

 


Limited Power of Attorney – For use when you have a specific transaction or matter for which you need an agent to act for you. Such an agency would end when the transaction is complete.

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Signing Requirement (§ 39B-1-105): Notary public.

 


Medical Power of Attorney – This type allows you to designate a loved on to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you cannot make the decisions yourself.

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Signing Requirement (§ 16-30-4): Two (2) adult witnesses and a notary acknowledgment.

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Allow another individual to handle a child’s healthcare and education decisions.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirement (§ 49-8-4): Caregiver must sign along with the principal in the presence of a notary public.

 

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Allows for the management, purchase, selling, or any other responsibilities to be given to someone else for a single property in accordance with § 39B-2-104.

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Signing Requirement (§ 39B-1-105): Notary public.

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – Use this form if you want to revoke a POA that you previously entered into. Make sure you inform everyone that has a copy of your old form that you have revoked it – especially your agents.

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Signing Requirement: No specific signing requirement. However, it is recommended that the document is notarized.

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form WV 2848) – This form can be used to designate a tax professional to handle your tax filings, or deal with issues with the tax department.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirement: One (1) witness or a notary acknowledgment.

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form DMV-9-TR) – This form can be used to appoint another to handle registration and title claims with the Motor Vehicle Division of Motor Vehicles.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirement: Notary public.