A power of attorney document gives an individual, an agent, the legal ability to act on the behalf of someone else, the principal. In Mississippi, this authority is given over finance, property, or medical decisions.
If you need a power of attorney form, you need the right type for your particular need. Many will provide that you are only transferring a few legal authorities to another person. Others can be contingent on a specific set of facts occurring or not occurring.
In Mississippi, you have several types of power of attorney to choose from, so you need to know your goals to choose the right one.
Below are the types of power of attorney for you to consider.
Table of Contents
- Mississippi Powers of Attorney
- How to Get Power of Attorney in Mississippi
Financial Power of Attorney – Mississippi
A financial power of attorney is used to give the agent authority to make financial decisions when the principal is incapacitated in some way. This document can also be called a general power of attorney and gives the agent permission to:
- Negotiate and sign contracts
- Handle bank accounts and transactions
- Pay bills
- Arrange for retirement fund distribution
- Apply for state and federal aid programs
Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – Mississippi
This power of attorney form allows your agent to make decisions or sign on your behalf when making transactions regarding motor vehicles. This document is sometimes called a DMV power of attorney and is in place for a limited period of time.
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Durable Power of Attorney – Mississippi
If a power of attorney is durable, it means it continues in place if the principal becomes incapacitated, such as if they fall into a coma or develop a memory health concern, and is commonly used to appoint a power of attorney for health care needs. Any power of attorney form can be durable using a clause like this:
This power of attorney shall not be affected by subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal, or lapse of time.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Mississippi
The Mississippi Uniform Power of Attorney Act regulates powers of attorney in the state. All of the forms on this page are compliant with this Mississippi law. Get your power of attorney forms below: