When you set up a power of attorney, you give legal power to another individual or entity to make decisions on your behalf.
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- Louisiana Powers of Attorney
- How to Get a Power of Attorney in Louisiana
Durable Power of Attorney – Louisiana
A durable power of attorney is remains in force if you (the principal) become incapacitated.
This form is also known as a general power of attorney. All powers of attorney created under the Louisiana Civil Code are assumed to be durable unless the document explicitly states otherwise.
Medical Power of Attorney – Louisiana
Louisiana Medical POA Download Options:
Limited Power of Attorney – Louisiana
A limited power of attorney specifies the authority an agent or proxy has when managing another person’s affairs.
Louisiana Limited POA Download Options:
The form above contains a list of powers to be transferred to your agent. To create a limited power of attorney, sign only against the list items (powers) you wish to transfer to your agent.
Financial Power of Attorney – Louisiana
If you wish to nominate an agent to take care of your financial business, you can do so with a financial power of attorney.
LA Financial POA Download Options:
Louisiana Power of Attorney for Minor Child
To ensure that a trusted third party may take temporary parental responsibility (for medical matters) for a child younger than 18, the parent may set up a power of attorney for the medical care of a minor child.
Louisiana Power of Attorney to Transfer Motor Vehicle
To ensure that your agent may make decisions on your behalf in transactions relating only to motor vehicles, you should use a Louisiana DMV power of attorney.
How to Get a Power of Attorney in Louisiana
Louisiana Civil Code Articles 2985-3032 regulate durable powers of attorney in Louisiana. The forms on this page are compliant with this section of Louisiana Civil Code. Get your power of attorney using one of the following forms:
Louisiana Power of Attorney Instructions / Requirements
For a power of attorney to be legally binding in the state of Louisiana, the document must meet the following requirements:
- The POA document must include:
- name of the principal
- name of the agent(s), referred to as the mandatary by Louisiana law
- what powers are granted to the agent
- when the powers begin and end
- the principal’s signature
- It is not required, but recommended that the document be signed by two witnesses and a notary public in order to be valid in all states.
Express permission must be given to alienate, acquire, encumber, or lease something. For a full list of specific scenarios which require express permission, reference article 2997.