Power of attorney is the legal authority to make decisions for someone else. It’s also the name of the document that grants this power.
With a power of attorney form, you (the “principal”) can choose an “agent” to make important legal decisions and sign paperwork when you can’t be there yourself, or when you’re unable to make your own decisions due to health reasons (i.e., if you’re “incapacitated” due to injury, illness, or disability).
Find your Kansas (KS) power of attorney form by type below.
Kansas (KS) Power of Attorney Documents
Kansas Power of Attorney for Child
A Kansas parental power of attorney is a legal document assigning temporary authority to a third party (agent) to take parental responsibility for a child.
Kansas DMV Power of Attorney
A vehicle or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) power of attorney gives a trusted third party the authority to manage your affairs in relation to motor vehicles.
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How to Get Power of Attorney in Kansas
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
To be legally valid in Kansas, your power of attorney form must comply with Chapter 58, Article 6 of the Kansas Statutes. All the forms on this page meet Kansas state requirements.
Kansas Power of Attorney Requirements
To be valid in Kansas, your power of attorney must abide by the Kansas Statutes, including the following requirements:
- Ensure your Kansas POA contains all the necessary information below:
- The name and contact information of the principal and agent(s)
- Clear language describing the powers granted to the agent
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- The date of execution
- Signatures of the principal and agent
- You must acknowledge your signature on the power of attorney form in front of either two witnesses or a notary public
All witnesses must be competent adults. If you’re creating a Kansas power of attorney for health care decisions, your witnesses can’t be your relative, someone who will inherit from you, or someone who’s responsible for your health care.
Unless you specifically state that your power of attorney is durable, it will become invalid upon your incapacitation.