Power of attorney (POA) is the legal power for someone to act for you in certain circumstances. Those circumstances usually involve making medical decisions in emergency scenarios or financial decisions if you’re unable to make them on your own.
The person assigning power of attorney is the “principal” and the person given the authority to make decisions is the “agent.”
A power of attorney form must comply with state laws. Find your free Oklahoma (OK) power of attorney form by type below.
Oklahoma (OK) Power of Attorney Documents
Oklahoma Tax Commission Power of Attorney
Having a tax power of attorney in place means that your agent or proxy can act on your behalf in relation to tax matters.
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Power of Attorney for Minor Child – Oklahoma
Parental responsibility for children younger than 18 may be assigned temporarily to an agent using a power of attorney for the temporary guardianship of a minor child.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Oklahoma
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
All forms provided on this page comply with the specifications of the Oklahoma Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act.
Oklahoma POA Requirements
Oklahoma is one of several states in the US that has adopted and enacted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
A POA that complies with the Oklahoma POA statues must contain the following elements:
- name and signature of the principal
- name of the agent(s)
- date of the agreement
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
In addition, the principal must sign the document in the presence of two witnesses. The witnesses must be 18 years of age or older and must not be a relative (by blood or by marriage) of the principal. Similarly, the agent or their family cannot serve as witnesses. The POA document must also be notarized.
A Power of Attorney in Oklahoma can be revoked by you (the “principal”) if you decide the agent is no longer acting (or able to act) in your best interests. Simply fill out a revocation of power of attorney form.