North Dakota General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form

The North Dakota General (Financial) Power of Attorney is a type of Power of Attorney that notably includes provisions relating to the fact that it will cease to be valid if the Principal (the creator of the contract) becomes medically incapable at some point in the future. It is for this reason that a General Power of Attorney directly contrasts to a Durable Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney with durable provisions means that it will continue to be valid if such circumstances transpire. Neither type is recommended over the other—it is simply up to the Principal to work out which one will better serve their unique needs.


State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws –  Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements – As Dakota state law is silent on the point of signing requirements for a General POA, the Principal does not need to follow any in order for their form to be lawfully executed. Nonetheless, they should consider signing the form before a Notary Public and/or two (2) witnesses to safeguard the interests of all parties involved in the arrangement.