If you would prefer somebody else to take care of your financial affairs, you can use a power of attorney to make the arrangement legal.
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- Colorado Powers of Attorney
- How to Get Power of Attorney in Colorado
Durable Power of Attorney – Colorado
If you set up your power of attorney as an enduring or durable power of attorney, it will continue to remain in force even if you become incapacitated.
All Colorado powers of attorney are presumed to be durable unless the document states otherwise.
Medical Power of Attorney – Colorado
If you wish to specify the kind of medical care you should receive should you become unable to make decisions yourself, you should set up a Colorado medical power of attorney.
DMV Power of Attorney – Colorado
A DMV power of attorney restricts the authority an agent or proxy has to managing a person’s vehicle-related affairs.Colorado DMV Power of Attorney
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Financial Power of Attorney – Colorado
To give another person or entity the legal authority to manage your financial affairs, you should set up a financial power of attorney.
General Power of Attorney – Colorado
A general power of attorney gives your appointed agent legal authority to manage your business and financial affairs.
Power of Attorney for Child – Colorado
Temporary parental responsibility may be granted to an agent or proxy using a power of attorney for a minor child.
Limited Power of Attorney – Colorado
If you want to restrict an agent’s powers to manage only certain affairs, you should set up a limited power of attorney rather than a general one.
On downloading the POA template above, sign only against the powers you seek to transfer to your agent(s).
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Colorado
If you wish to authorize a third party (agent) to manage your property affairs, you may create a real estate power of attorney.
On downloading the POA template above, sign only against the real estate powers you seek to transfer to your agent(s).
Tax Power of Attorney – Colorado
If you wish to give a third party the legal power to manage your tax affairs, you may do so with a tax power of attorney.Colorado Tax Power of Attorney
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How to Get Power of Attorney in Colorado
In Colorado, Part 7 of the Uniform Fiduciaries Law regulates durable powers of attorney. The power of attorney builder as well as all forms and templates on this page comply with Colorado law. Use one of the forms below to get a CO power of attorney:
Colorado Power of Attorney Requirements
These requirements have to be satisfied for a POA to be valid in Colorado:
- The principal must be 18 years of age.
- The document must list the:
- name and signature of the principal
- name of the agent(s)
- date of the agreement
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- The principal must acknowledge their signature before a notary or other individuals authorized by the law to take acknowledgments.