A Mississippi durable power of attorney form is a document that grants someone (the “agent”) the legal authority to act and make financial decisions for another person (the “principal”), even if the latter becomes incapacitated and legally can’t make their own decisions.
This form is sometimes called a general durable power of attorney and a durable power of attorney for finances and is used for financial and business matters. To grant durable power over medical decisions in Mississippi, you need a medical power of attorney.
In Mississippi, power of attorney forms can be made durable by including the following (or similar) language:
“This power of attorney shall not be affected by subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal, or lapse of time.” / “This power of attorney shall become effective upon the disability or incapacity of the principal.”