Missouri Power of Attorney Forms
Missouri power of attorney forms are legal documents used for assigning power to an individual, who will use the received power to accomplish tasks and/or make decisions on behalf of another person (the “principal”). Powers can range from the right to sign a document, sell a property, file taxes, to making end-of-life healthcare decisions. Whatever powers the principal decides to delegate, their agent should be someone they can personally trust to make the right decisions.
Durable Power of Attorney – Contains a clause that keeps the POA in effect regardless of the mental state of the principal. Only terminates upon death or manual revocation.
General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Used for assigning powers over general financial decisions. Contains an area to specify the scope of the agent’s powers.
Health Care Power of Attorney – In MO state law, the principal is legally referred to as a patient for health care POAs. Patients can use the form to assign someone they trust to handle their medical decisions in the event they can’t themselves.
Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – Contains blank lines, in which the principal can add any powers they wish. Out of the nine (9) types available, this is the most open to customization.
Minor Child Power of Attorney – Allows a parent or guardian a means of delegating their responsibilities regarding their children to another party, such as a trusted friend or family member.
Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form 4054) – An official form provided by Missouri’s Department of Revenue for granting another person permission to register or inspect a vehicle, obtain a title, and perform other activities relating to a car or truck.
Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney – Transfers the legal right of managing residential property to another person. A non-durable form.