Utah General Power of Attorney Form
Download the Utah General (Financial) Power of Attorney to grant a person you choose as your “agent”, who will have the permission to handle whatever financial-related tasks you need. The agent can have very broad or restricted powers depending on how you complete the form. Being a general-type of POA (the alternative to the durable POA), it ceases to remain effective should the principal (you) suffer a medical event that leaves you unable to communicate. This is a state of mind known as being medically “incapacitated”.
Utah law, namely § 75-9-104, states that “A Power of Attorney created under this chapter is durable unless it expressly provides that it is terminated by the incapacity of the Principal.” The documents offered for download here contain the clear and explicit terms that the POA indeed terminates upon incapacity. When choosing an agent, it is highly suggested that the person be someone you know very well. Common choices are family members, close friends, and trusted professionals (such as an attorney).
Signing requirements (§ 75-9-105) – Once the form has been filled out completely, the Principal needs to sign the form in the presence of a Notary Public. The agent does not need to have their signature notarized.