Oklahoma Power of Attorney Forms
The Oklahoma Power of Attorney Forms are legal documents that define what a nominated agent can do on behalf of another. The forms can be used in a wide variety of circumstances, ranging from the registering of a car, to the handling another’s medical wishes. To use a POA, the principal (person completing the form), will need to:
- Select someone they personally know and trust to be their agent (who also agrees to act for the principal);
- Specify the power(s) the agent will have on the form; and
- Sign the form as required by the state of Oklahoma (2 witnesses required for durable forms).
So long the principal is of sound mind, they can end the POA at any time by giving the agent an official revocation form.
Advance Directive (Medical Power of Attorney) – Used for nominating a capable family member or close friend to oversee and communicate with doctors and other health professionals regarding end-of-life care.
Durable Power of Attorney – Gives a person or entity the right to manage all aspects of someone’s finances. Being durable, it remains in effect regardless of the principal’s medical condition. It does expire on the death of the principal, however.
General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Allows an agent to manage your financial matters, so long the principal is of sound mind (not incapacitated).
Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – A “narrow” type of POA that can be used for assigning any powers that the principal wishes (so long the powers are not durable).
Minor Child Power of Attorney – Allows a family member or close friend to oversee and take care of another person’s child for a length of time determined by the parent(s). The form is not permanent.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – Grants the required powers an attorney-in-fact needs to sign the principal’s name in regards to matters relating to a vehicle they own (or intend to purchase).
Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney – Gives homeowners and general property owners a means of delegating one (1) or more tasks to a property manager or similar individual.
Laws & Signing Requirements
- Oklahoma Power of Attorney Laws – Title 58, Chapter 17A §§ 1071 to 1077 and Title 63, §§ 3101.1 to 3101.16
- Signing Requirements