Delaware Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney Form

The Delaware Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney permits a person known as the “Principal” to select a person to handle financial-related tasks that would otherwise require the Principal’s presence. So long the nominated person (the “Agent”) accepts the terms the Principal sets out, they will be obliged to their responsibilities until the Principal’s death or until their powers are formally revoked. The “durability” of the form refers to the fact that the Agent’s powers stay in effect in the case the Principal can no longer make decisions on their own (commonly caused by a medical issue).

Revoking the Agent’s Power: Delaware Revocation of Power of Attorney

Laws + Signing Requirements

State Laws: Durable Personal Powers of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 49A-105): For the POA to be valid in the state of Delaware, it must be:

  • Signed and dated by the Principal,
  • Signed by one (1) adult witness, and
  • Notarized.