A Pennsylvania durable power of attorney form allows one person to delegate financial responsibilities to another person, giving the designated agent the power to manage tasks such as bill payments and real estate transactions. Choosing a trustworthy agent for this arrangement is vital as durable powers of attorney persist until the principal’s death.
In Pennsylvania, power of attorney forms are durable by default.
- Relevant Laws: §§ 5601 — 5614 (Powers of Attorney).
- Presumed Durable: Yes. § 5601.1.
- Signing: The signature of the principal and two witnesses are required. § 5601(b)(3).
- Notarization: Signatures must be completed in front of and acknowledged by a notary public or other authorized official. §§ 5601(c), 5601(d), 5601.1.
- Statutory Form: No, just drafting language suggestions. § 5602.