Alabama Power of Attorney Forms
An Alabama power of attorney form grants an individual (known as the “agent”) with permission to make personal or business decisions on behalf of another. Common reasons why a person signs a POA is because they:
- Cannot make decisions on their own due to health problems;
- Are out of the state or country and need a document signed; or
- They need to have their accountant file their taxes.
The person that completes the form, (the “principal”), should choose an agent they personally know and trust. This can include family, close friends, and professionals (such as an attorney).
Gives an agent authority to make health decisions after the principal’s incapacitation. This document is durable.
Gives an agent the ability to make decisions for the principal even if the principal becomes incapacitated.
Very similar to the Durable POA, with the exception being the document expires after the individual appointing responsibility becomes incapacitated.
Used to hand-off decision making power for a specific task or area.
Signed by a parent that gives decision-making authority over their children to an adult whom the parent(s) trusts.
Grants an individual or party with decision-making power regarding the principal’s vehicle, such as signing a Bill of Sale, registering the vehicle, or other car-related tasks.
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A means for those who need a representative that can make decisions regarding the selling or purchasing of a property.
A document used to cancel any previously-entered Power of Attorneys.
Gives an individual who prepares taxes authorization to access a company or individual’s tax-related information in order to file it with the state of Alabama.
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- All laws: Title 26, Ch. 1A
- Definitions: § 26-1A-102
- POA is durable: § 26-1A-104
- When effective: § 26-1A-109
- Terminating the POA: § 26-1A-110
- Nominating additional agents: § 26-1A-111
- Types of Authority: Ch. 1A, Article 2
Agent / Attorney-in-Fact Laws
- General (non-medical) requirements (§ 26-1A-105): Must be notarized.
- Advance directive (medical POA) signing requirements (§ 22-8A-4): Needs to contain the signatures of two (2 witnesses.