A Washington durable power of attorney form allows someone to nominate an agent to handle their finances. The principal must complete the form and specify the agent’s powers. The document must be notarized, and the agent’s authority lasts until revoked.
In Washington, power of attorney forms can be made durable by including the following or similar language:
“This power of attorney shall not be affected by disability of the principal.”
“This power of attorney shall become effective upon the disability of the principal.”
- Relevant Laws: Chapter 11.125 (Uniform Power of Attorney Act).
- Presumed Durable: No. § 11.125.040.
- Signing: The signature of the principal and at least two witnesses are required.
- Notarization: A signature is considered authentic if signed in front of a notary public or other authorized official. § 11.125.050.
- Statutory Form: No.