A power of attorney is a document that allows an individual (the “principal”) to empower a person of his/her choosing (the “agent” or the “attorney-in-fact”) to perform the principal’s business and financial duties when the principal is unable to.
Power of attorney forms are state-specific, so you need to use a Michigan (MI) power of attorney form that meets the state’s legal requirements.
Depending on your specific needs and circumstances, you may need one or more of the following types of powers of attorney documents below.
Michigan (MI) Power of Attorney Documents
Real Estate Power of Attorney Michigan
A real estate power of attorney is a limited power of attorney written to grant powers relating to real estate transactions.
Michigan DMV Power of Attorney
Another type of a limited power of attorney, a DMV power of attorney is used to appoint an agent to represent you when it comes to vehicle (motor vehicle, water craft, or mobile home) transactions.
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How to Get Power of Attorney in Michigan
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
Michigan does not offer any type of standardized power of attorney form. You can use any form as long as it complies with Section 700.5501 of Michigan Compiled Laws, Estates and Protected Individuals Code Act 386 of 1998.
All of our forms comply with the power of attorney laws in Michigan.
Michigan POA Requirements
For a power of attorney document to be valid in Michigan, the document must include the following:
- Principal’s complete name and address
- Complete name and address of the attorney-in-fact
- Date the agreement was signed
- Specific powers granted and when their powers begin and end
- Signature of the principal or a notary public in the presence and on the behalf of the principal
- Signature of a notary public or two witnesses (neither of which can be the attorney-in-fact)
- Date of when powers begin and expire
In addition, an attorney-in-fact must take reasonable steps to follow the principal’s instructions and maintain records of his/her actions, such as receipts or proof of transactions, disbursements, and investments.