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- Illinois Powers of Attorney
- How to Get Power of Attorney in Illinois
Durable Power of Attorney – Illinois
With a durable power of attorney, also called an enduring power of attorney, an agent may act on your behalf even if you become incapacitated.
All POA documents in Illinois are presumed durable. If you wish to create a non-durable power of attorney, the document must make that explicitly clear.
Medical Power of Attorney – Illinois
You may use an advance directive, or an Illinois power of attorney for health care, to set out how you wish decisions about your medical care to be made if you are incapacitated.
IL Health Care POA Download Options:
Illinois Power of Attorney for Property
A real estate power of attorney (for property) is a type of limited power of attorney that allows a person or entity appointed by you to act on your behalf in relation to property issues.
IL Property POA Download Options:
After downloading the document, from the list of powers, strike out non-property/real-estate-related powers that you do not wish to grant to your agent.
Financial Power of Attorney – Illinois
A financial power of attorney allows a nominated agent to make and carry out financial decisions on your behalf.
IL Financial POA Download Options:
After downloading the document, from the list of powers, strike out powers that you do not wish to grant to your agent.
Power of Attorney for Vehicle Transactions – Illinois
If you would like to give an agent the power to manage your vehicle-related affairs, you may set up a Illinois DMV power of attorney.
IL DMV POA Download Options:
How to Get Power of Attorney in Illinois
Chapter 755 ILCS 45 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, known as the Illinois Power of Attorney Act, regulates statutory durable powers of attorney and powers of attorney for health care within the state. All forms on this page comply with this chapter of the Illinois estate code.
To get a power of attorney, use one of the forms below:
For a power of attorney to be valid, it must adhere to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act and include these basic requirements:
- The Illinois POA document must list the:
- full contact information and signature of the principal
- name of the agent(s)
- date the agreement is made
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- The power of attorney document must be signed by a notary public
- Two witnesses must be present when notarizing and signing a power of attorney form