To allow somebody else to act legally on your behalf for medical, business, legal, or other issues, you can use a power of attorney.
Table of Contents
- Massachusetts Powers of Attorney
- Massachusetts Power of Attorney Execution Requirements
- How to Obtain Power of Attorney in Massachusetts
Durable Power of Attorney – Massachusetts (Financial)
A durable power of attorney remains valid if the principal becomes incapacitated, whereas a non-durable power of attorney does not.
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care – Massachusetts
A Massachusetts durable power of attorney for health care, also known as an advance directive or a medical power of attorney, provides legal clarity to doctors and caregivers on how to manage your care if you are unable to make decisions yourself.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Massachusetts
To ensure that your agent may act on your behalf only in decisions and transactions associated with your property, you should set up a limited power of attorney known as a real estate power of attorney.
Massachusetts Department of Revenue Power of Attorney
You may use a department of revenue power of attorney to nominate a third party to represent you in your tax affairs, including filing taxes.
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Massachusetts Power of Attorney Execution Requirements
For a power of attorney to be legally binding in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the document must meet the following requirements:
- The POA document must list the:
- name, SSN, and address of the principal
- name and full contact information of the agent(s)
- date of the agreement
- specific powers you wish to include or exclude (if any)
- when the powers begin and end
- Witness Requirements: The POA document must be signed by the principal and either a notary public or two disinterested witnesses.
How to Obtain Power of Attorney in Massachusetts
MGL c.190B § 5 regulates durable powers of attorney in Massachusetts. The forms on this page are compliant with this section of the Massachusetts General Laws. Get a power of attorney using one of the following forms: