A power of attorney facilitates the nomination of an agent to manage the affairs of another person (that is, the “principal”).
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- Kentucky Powers of Attorney
- Kentucky Durable Power of Attorney Requirements
Durable Power of Attorney – Kentucky
Durable power of attorney means your agent may continue to make decisions on your behalf even after you lose the capacity to act. All powers of attorney in Kentucky are assumed to be durable POAs unless the document explicitly states that the transferred powers expire when the principal becomes incapacitated.
If you wish to appoint an agent to exercise broad powers over your affairs, you may do so with the above form, which is also known as a general power of attorney.
By contrast, a limited power of attorney is a legal instrument used to give a trusted third party certain, documented powers to manage another person’s affairs.
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Kentucky Durable Power of Attorney Requirements
Chapter 457 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, known as the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, governs powers of attorney within the state. All forms on this page adhere to this chapter of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
How To Get Power of Attorney in Kentucky
To get a power of attorney, use one of the forms below:
For a power of attorney to be valid, it must follow the Kentucky Uniform Power of Attorney Act of 2006 referenced above, and include these requirements:
- The Kentucky POA document must list the:
- full contact information and signature of the principal
- name and contact information of the agent(s)
- date the agreement is made
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- A notary public must be present and acknowledge the principal’s signature
Kentucky Power of Attorney Witness Requirements
Two disinterested witnesses must also be present when notarizing and signing a Kentucky power of attorney form.