You may give somebody else (an agent or an attorney-in-fact) permission to manage your business or other affairs by setting up a power of attorney. The following are the various types of attorney you can use in New Mexico.
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- New Mexico Powers of Attorney
- How to Get Power of Attorney in New Mexico
Durable Power of Attorney – New Mexico
By setting up a durable power of attorney, you authorize another person or entity to manage your affairs even if you become incapacitated.
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This form is also known as a general power of attorney, as broad powers can be transferred using it.
The POA template above has a list of powers. To transfer only certain powers, sign only against those powers you wish to transfer, and leave the others blank. This creates a limited power of attorney.
Medical Power of Attorney – New Mexico
Advance directives such as living wills and medical powers of attorney are useful legal tools for anybody seeking to put in place a medical care plan to be followed should they lose their capacity to make decisions.
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Financial Power of Attorney – New Mexico
Setting up a financial power of attorney allows you to appoint a trusted third party (agent) to manage your financial decisions and transactions.
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New Mexico Power of Attorney for a Minor Child
A power of attorney for a minor child assigns parental responsibility for a limited time to a third party (agent or guardian).
How to Get Power of Attorney in New Mexico
New Mexico is one of several US states to have adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOA). All forms available on this page comply with the New Mexico UPOA. Download any of the powers of attorney forms below (depending on your needs) to get a power of attorney in New Mexico:
A power of attorney that complies with the requirements of the New Mexico UPOA should contain the following:
- name of the principal
- name and contact information of the agent(s)
- what powers are granted to the agent
- principal’s intent for living arrangements
- when the powers begin and end
- signature of the principal
In New Mexico, it isn’t mandatory to notarize your POA document. However, we recommend that you notarize your document — should a legal dispute arise, a signature in a notarized or acknowledged POA document will be presumed to be genuine.