A power of attorney is a useful legal document for those who wish to allow somebody else to represent them on issues, including business or medical affairs.
Use a power of attorney form to have someone temporarily make legal decisions on your behalf or ensure choices are made in your best interest if you become “incapacitated” and can’t make your own decisions due to injury or disability.
The person assigning power of attorney is called the “principal” and the person chosen to make decisions is the “agent.”
A power of attorney must comply with state laws. Find your free power of attorney form for Alabama (AL) below.
Alabama (AL) Power of Attorney Documents
Alabama DMV Power of Attorney
The authority granted to an agent in a DMV or motor vehicle power of attorney extends only to matters associated with the principal’s motor vehicles. Below is the Alabama (AL) Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney:
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How to Get Power of Attorney in Alabama
To set up power of attorney, the agent and principal both fill out a power of attorney form and sign it.
Chapter 26 Title 1A of the Code of Alabama governs durable powers and powers of attorney for health care decisions within the state. All forms on this page adhere to this chapter of the Code of Alabama.
For a power of attorney to be valid, it must follow the Alabama Uniform Power of Attorney Act referenced above and include these requirements:
- The Alabama POA document must list the following:
- full contact information and signature of the principal
- name of the agent(s)
- date the agreement is made
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- The power of attorney form must be signed in the presence of a notary public
Revoking Power of Attorney in Alabama
The legal document you would use to overturn an existing power of attorney is called a revocation of power of attorney.