Nevada Power of Attorney Forms
A Nevada Power of Attorney Form is the general term for a group of documents that are used for providing trusted persons with powers relating to finances or health. In order to be effective, the document must be completed in full, signed by the principal (person assigning the power), and notarized. The agent does not need to sign the POA in order for it to be effective. Additionally, any financial and/or medical institutions should be given a copy so they understand the agent can indeed act on behalf of the principal.
Durable Power of Attorney – Also known as an “Enduring Power of Attorney,” the form is used for naming a trusted person with the right to handle the principal’s finances (property, bank accounts, etc). The form DOES NOT terminate if the principal becomes incapacitated.
General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Covers the same areas as the durable (statutory) POA, without containing a durable provision, meaning it will automatically be revoked should the principal have a medical emergency that renders them unable to communicate their wishes.
Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – Known as an “LPOA”, this form is not durable and can be used for assigning powers over anything (except those related to medical matters).
Medical Power of Attorney – A durable type of document used for planning into the future – gives a trusted family member or friend the ability to make health decisions for the principal, such as life support, feeding, and general care.
Minor Child Power of Attorney – Gives parents and guardians a legal means of giving another party the right to take care of (and make decisions regarding) their child/ren for a length of time of their choosing. Is not used for permanently granting parental rights.
Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form VP136) – Gives a party the right to handle financial/legal matters regarding a person’s car or truck. Once completed, it must be filed with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.
Laws & Signing Requirements
- Nevada Power of Attorney Laws – Chapter 162A
- State Definition of Power of Attorney (NRS 162A.090) – “means a writing or other record that grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the principal, whether or not the term “power of attorney” is used.”
- Signing Requirements
- General / Durable Power of Attorney (NRS 162A.220) – Notarized.
- Advance Directive / Medical Power of Attorney (NRS 162A.790) – Notarized OR signed by two (2) witnesses.