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Powers of Attorney Simplified: The Ultimate Guide to Powers of Attorney

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This comprehensive and authoritative guide to powers of attorney provides legal forms for unlimited, limited, general, durable, financial, and health care powers of attorney, as well as revocation forms. Dozens of state-specific forms are also provided. Easy-to-understand instructions take the reader through each form's use and completion. All of the forms are included on the enclosed CD in both fillable PDF and customizable text file formats, along with Adobe Reader software.

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Overview

This comprehensive and authoritative guide to powers of attorney provides legal forms for unlimited, limited, general, durable, financial, and health care powers of attorney, as well as revocation forms. Dozens of state-specific forms are also provided. Easy-to-understand instructions take the reader through each form's use and completion. All of the forms are included on the enclosed CD in both fillable PDF and customizable text file formats, along with Adobe Reader software.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892949561
  • Publisher: Nova Publishing Company IL
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 455,047
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Forms-On-CD 8

Introduction to Powers of Attorney Simplified 9

Installation Instructions for the Forms-on-CD 10

Instructions for Using Forms-on-CD 11

To Access PDF Forms 11

To Fill in and Use PDF Forms 12

To Access and Complete the Text Forms 13

Technical Support 15

Chapter 1 Understanding Powers of Attorney 16

Uses of Powers of Attorney 16

Power of Attorney Definitions 17

Types of Powers of Attorney 20

Selecting Your Attorney-in-Fact (or Agent) 27

Methods for Completing Your Power of Attorney 29

Prepare Individual Forms 30

Prepare State-Specific Forms 30

Witness and Notary Requirements 31

Preparing and Signing Your Power of Attorney 31

Power of Attorney Chart 34

Instructions for Additional Information for Power of Attorney Form 35

Additional Information for Power of Attorney Form 36

Instructions for Agent's Certification of Validity of Power of Attorney Form 37

Agent's Certification of Validity of Power of Attorney Form 38

Chapter 2 General Power of Attorney 40

When Should You Use a General Power of Attorney? 40

Instructions for General Power of Attorney 42

General Power of Attorney Form 43

Chapter 3 Unlimited Power of Attorney 48

When Should You Use an Unlimited Power of Attorney? 48

Instructions for Unlimited Power of Attorney 50

Unlimited Power of Attorney Form 51

Chapter 4 Limited Power of Attorney 61

When Should you Use a Limited Power of Attorney? 61

Instructions for Limited Power of Attorney 63

Limited Power of Attorney Form 64

Instructions for Limited Power of Attorney for Real Estate 68

Limited Power of Attorney for Real Estate Form 69

Instructions for Limited Power of Attorney for Child Care 73

Limited Power of Attorney for Child Care Form 74

Chapter 5 Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Affairs 78

When Should You Use a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs? 79

State-Specific Forms 81

Instructions for a Durable Unlimited Power of Attorney (effective immediately) 83

Durable Unlimited Power of Attorney Form (effective immediately) 84

Instructions for a Durable Unlimited Power of Attorney (effective on incapacitation) 96

Durable Unlimited Power of Attorney Form (effective on incapacitation) 98

Instructions for a Durable General Power of Attorney (effective immediately) 110

Durable General Power of Attorney Form (effective immediately) 112

Instructions for a Durable General Power of Attorney (effective on incapacitation) 118

Durable General Power of Attorney Form (effective on incapacitation) 120

Chapter 6 State-Specific Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Affairs 126

When Should You Use a State-Specific Durable Power of Attorney? 127

State-Specific Durable Unlimited Powers of Attorney 128

Chapter 7 Durable Health Care Power of Attorney 219

When Should You Use a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney? 219

Revoking Your Durable Health Care Power of Attorney 223

Instructions for Durable Health Care Power of Attorney 224

Form for Durable Health Care Power of Attorney 226

Chapter 8 Revocation of Powers of Attorney 232

Instructions for Revocation of Power of Attorney 232

Form for Revocation of Power of Attorney 234

Instructions for Revocation of Durable Health Care Power of Attorney 235

Form for Revocation of Health Care Power of Attorney 236

Instructions for Witness Affidavit of Revocation of Health Care Power of Attorney 237

Form for Witness Affidavit of Revocation of Health Care Power of Attorney 238

Chapter 9 Advance Health Care Directives 239

What is an Advance Health Care Directive? 239

Living Will 240

Health Care Power of Attorney 241

Designation of Primary Physician 241

Organ Donation 241

Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs 241

When You Should Use an Advance Health Care Directive 242

Witness and Notary Requirements 243

Instructions for Your Advance Health Care Directive 245

Revoking your Advance Health Care Directive 247

Instructions for Revocation of Advance Health Care Directive 249

Revocation of Advance Health Care Directive form 250

Instructions for Witness Affidavit of Oral Revocation of Advance Health Care Directive 251

Witness Affidavit of Oral Revocation of Advance Health Care Directive form 252

Instructions for Additional Information for Advance Health Care Directive 253

Additional Information for Advance Health Care Directive form 254

Chapter 10 Preparing a Living Will 255

Typical Living will Provisions 257

Instructions for Preparing and Signing a Living Will 260

Living Will Declaration and Directive to Physicians 262

Instructions for Revoking a Living Will 266

Revocation of Living Will 267

Chapter 11 Preparing a Designation of Primary Physician 268

Instructions for Designation of Primary Physician Form 268

Form for Designation of Primary Physician Form 269

Chapter 12 Preparing an Organ Donation Form 270

Instructions for Organ Donation Form 271

Organ Donation Form 272

Appendix of State Laws Relating to Powers of Attorney 273

Index 318

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