Power of attorney is the legal permission for another individual or entity to make decisions on your behalf.
You can use a power of attorney form to grant this authority, and have someone manage your finances when you’re unavailable to sign paperwork, or to plan for a time in the future when you need someone to make medical decisions for you.
The person granting the authority is the “principal” and the person acting on their behalf is the “agent.”
To get power of attorney in Arkansas (AR), you need a power of attorney form that complies with Arkansas state laws. Choose from the following types of powers of attorney below depending on your specific needs.
Arkansas (AR) Power of Attorney Documents
Power of Attorney for Minor Child – Arkansas
A limited power of attorney intended to authorize a third party (agent) to take parental responsibility for a minor temporarily is called a parental power of attorney.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Arkansas
To set up power of attorney, both the principal and agent sign and date a power of attorney form.
Chapter 68 of Title 28 of the Code of Arkansas (the Uniform Power of Attorney Act) controls the creation of power of attorney forms within the state. All forms on this page adhere to this chapter of the Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships title of the Code of Arkansas.
For a power of attorney to be valid, it must follow the Arkansas Uniform Power of Attorney Act linked above, and requires the following:
- The Arkansas POA document must list the:
- full contact information and signature of the principal
- name and contact information of the agent(s)
- date the agreement is made
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- A notary public must be present and acknowledge the principal’s signature
Ready to establish your own power of attorney? Our POA form builder can help you get started.