Alaska Power of Attorney Forms
The Alaska Power of Attorney Forms allow an individual (known as the “principal”) to assign a temporary or long-term spokesperson (called an “agent” or “Attorney-in-Fact”). The agent represents the principal in various situations, ranging from healthcare decisions, the managing or selling of a home, the filing of taxes, or the purchase or sale of a motor vehicle. The forms can be as broad or specific as desired, and if made “durable,” the document will stay in effect even if the principal were to become incapacitated (no longer to able to respond or make decisions).
Durable Power of Attorney Form – This POA type continues to stay active in the event the principal can no longer communicate.
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Advance Health Care Directive) – An official form that is in-line with the Alaska Health Care Decisions Act. The document allows a person to spell out how they would like to be taken care of during the end of their life (when they would like life support cut off, for example).
General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – A broad document that contains several options, allowing the principal to precisely select the powers he would like to permit to the agent. Most often used for entrusting financial duties, such as handling banking tasks, selling or buying investments, or managing insurance, to name a few.
Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form – Restricts the Attorney-in-Fact (person nominated to make decisions for the principal) to only a few specific duties. Once said duties have been completed, the POA will typically terminate.
Minor Child Power of Attorney Form – A document completed and signed by the parent(s) of a child assigning a trusted individual the legal power to make decisions regarding their child and to care for the child in their absence.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney Form – A means for entrusting an individual with the power to make decisions regarding a car, such as selling, repairing, or signing any vehicle-related legal documents, such as a bill of sale or registration.
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Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form – Used to assign a person the ability to sign real estate documents, sell or purchase property, collect rent from tenants, and other property-related tasks in the name of the principal.
Revocation of Power of Attorney Form – A document used to redact/terminate an active Power of Attorney.
State Tax Power of Attorney Form – Gives a tax preparer permission to access restricted information in order to file a client’s tax paperwork.
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What is an Alaska Power of Attorney?
An Alaska Power of Attorney (POA) is a written document used to authorize an Attorney-in-Fact to represent an individual, as well as make future life decisions for them. The person selected to represent the principal does not need to be a licensed attorney; anyone that the principal trusts can be selected to represent them. A child, spouse, or close family friend can be selected depending on the specific situation in which the POA is being utilized. In Alaska, all POAs must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.
- Alaska Power of Attorney Laws: AS §§ 13.26.001 – 13.26.410
- State Definition of Power of Attorney: No state definition.
- Signing Requirements: Per the Alaska Legal Services Corporation Official Durable Power of Attorney, in order for a Power of Attorney to be effective in the state of Alaska, it needs to be signed by the grantor in view of a Notary Public.
When is a POA Effective in Alaska?
In addition to making sure all forms are completed correctly, according to A.S §§ 13.26.338 – 13.26.353, an Alaska POA is effective once the principal and Attorney-in-Fact have both signed the document in view of a Notary Public. Because of POAs highly sensitive nature, consulting an experienced attorney that specializes in estate planning law is highly recommended.