Power of attorney is the legal authority to act for another person. It’s also the name of the document that grants this power.
You (the “principal”) can use a power of attorney form to nominate another person (an “agent”) to manage your affairs when you’re unable to.
For example, you can use a power of attorney if you’re traveling and can’t be present to sign paperwork, or to ensure choices are made in your best interest if you become “incapacitated” (unable to make your own decisions due to illness, injury, or disability).
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Kentucky (KY) Power of Attorney Documents
How to Get Power of Attorney in Kentucky
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
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.
Kentucky POA Requirements
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
Two disinterested witnesses must also be present when notarizing and signing a Kentucky power of attorney form.