Alaska Durable Power of Attorney Form
The Alaska Durable Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal form provided by the Alaska Legal Services Corporation that is used for granting an individual with the responsibility to manage a person’s business, personal finances, and/or estate transactions. The person creating the power of attorney is known as the “principal” in legal terms. The “durable” nature of the document refers to the fact that it will not terminate in the case that the principal is determined to be incapacitated (cannot make decisions or function on their own). Sections five (5) through seven (7) of the document allow the principal to specify whether the document becomes active immediately after signatures are recorded, after incapacitation occurs, or after another date of their choosing.
If for any reason whatsoever, the principal needs to terminate a durable power of attorney (or another type of POA), he or she should download and complete a Revocation of Power of Attorney.
Signing Requirements (AS 13.26.600): The principal needs to sign the POA before an authorized official such as a licensed Notary Public.
Instructions: The form itself includes comprehensive instructions for completing and filing the POA in Alaska. If additional assistance is required, consult the help of a licensed attorney.