A power of attorney is a legal document that gives power to another party (called the agent) to act on your (the principal’s) behalf. These documents apply to finances, medical decisions, and property concerns.
When creating your power of attorney documents for use in Nebraska, you need to ensure that they comply with the Nebraska Uniform Power of Attorney law.
Here is a closer look at the different types of power of attorney documents you may need.
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- Nebraska Powers of Attorney
- How Do You Get Power of Attorney in Nebraska
Durable Power of Attorney – Nebraska
“Durable” means that he legal form stays in effect even if the principal becomes incapacitated. A durable power of attorney helps ensure that your wishes are followed in the event that you become medically unable to make choices for yourself.
In Nebraska, power of attorney documents created after January 1, 2013, are durable unless otherwise stated within the document.
Medical Power of Attorney – Nebraska
Medical power of attorney documents in Nebraska give your agent the power to assist in health care decisions when you cannot make them for yourself.
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Financial Power of Attorney – Nebraska
With a financial power of attorney document, you give your agent the ability to handle your financial and property needs.
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How Do You Get Power of Attorney in Nebraska
You can download power of attorney forms from the State of Nebraska Judicial Branch website, but these are not the only forms you can use. All forms on this page comply with the Nebraska Uniform Power of Attorney Act, which covers the rules for power of attorney in Nebraska. Choose the form that best meets your needs:
After completing the form, but before signing it, take it to a notary. The notary must witness your signature and notarize the document. Once this is done, the document becomes legally valid.