Indiana Power of Attorney Forms
The Indiana power of attorney forms allow a mentally-competent person to assign one (1) or more people to act on their behalf. The person that completes the form is legally known as the “principal”, and the person they designate is known as the “agent”. Once the POA is completed, signed by the principal, notarized, and copies are distributed, it can only be revoked by the principal themselves. A POA is a broad term for several kinds of documents that cover financial matters, health care, businesses, real estate, parental rights, and much more. Instead of using an individual form to cover all matters, principal’s are recommended to use a form specifically designed for the power(s) they need to assign.
Advance Directive (Medical Power of Attorney) – An all-inclusive document used for clarifying a person’s end-of-life wishes. The combination of a living will and a medical power of attorney.
Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – A legal document that grants power over a person’s financial matters. Remains in effect if the principal loses the ability to make decisions on their own.
General (Financial) Power of Attorney – A principal who wants the power of attorney they enact to end in the event of their incapacitation or death must make use of a General Power of Attorney.
Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – This form makes it possible for a principal to clearly state the specific circumstances the agent is legally empowered to act in their stead.
Minor Child Power of Attorney – A useful form for parents who have numerous commitments, or are required to travel without their children. Gives parents and legal guardians a means of delegating parental duties to a person they trust.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – The official form provided by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Gives a non-owner of a vehicle with the right to handle the vehicle’s title and registration.
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Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney – Gives the owner of residential or commercial property a means of having a trusted person manage their property. It can be used for selling, buying, transferring, and renting property.
Revocation of Power of Attorney – Used for formally terminating a POA. Revokes the power of the agent once they receive the form.
State Tax Filing Power of Attorney – For appointing an agent with the power to file taxes on behalf of the principal. Must be filed with the state tax department upon completion.
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Laws & Signing Requirements
- Indiana Power of Attorney Laws – Title 30, Article 5, “Powers of Attorney”
- State Definition of Power of Attorney (IC 30-5-2-7) – “means a writing or other record that grants authority to an attorney in fact or agent to act in place of a principal, whether the term “power of attorney” is used.
- Signing Requirements (IC 30-5-4-1) – Must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public by the principal themselves, or by individual acting on behalf of them (with the principal’s direct permission).