A power of attorney is a legal tool that enables a person to appoint somebody else (an “agent”) to make decisions on their behalf in relation to various issues. Depending on your needs, you may need one or more of the following types of powers of attorney.
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- Oregon Powers of Attorney
- How to Become a Power of Attorney in Oregon
- How to Revoke a Power of Attorney in Oregon
Oregon Durable Power of Attorney
Principals must set up their power of attorney as a durable power of attorney if they want it to remain in force even after they have become incapacitated.
In the state of Oregon, powers of attorney are presumed durable. That is, unless you explicitly write in that the powers become void on your incapacitation, the powers transferred survive your incapacitation by default.
The durable POA templates above also serve as a general power of attorney and a financial power of attorney in the state of Oregon and provide sweeping powers to the agent.
If you don’t want your agent or proxy to have these sweeping powers to manage your affairs, you can restrict them to a set of tasks documented in a limited power of attorney. The following are the various types of limited powers of attorney in Oregon:
Oregon Medical Power of Attorney
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Oregon DMV Power of Attorney
Setting up a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) power of attorney gives an agent the capacity to manage your affairs only where they relate to motor vehicles.Oregon-DMV-Power-of-Atorney
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Oregon Tax Power of Attorney
A tax power of attorney assigns the authority to manage your tax affairs to a third party (agent).Oregon-Tax-Power-of-Attorney
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Power of Attorney for Minor Child – Oregon
A parental power of attorney allows another person or entity to take responsibility for a child aged under 18 years for a limited time.
How to Become a Power of Attorney in Oregon
Chapter 12, volume 3 of the Oregon Revised Statutes regulates powers of attorney in the state of Oregon. All forms offered on this page adhere to the regulations set forth in this chapter of the Oregon Revised Statutes.
To get a power of attorney, simply download and fill in one of the forms below. To become a power of attorney (i.e., to become an agent), the principal must transfer their powers to you using one of these forms.
Oregon Power of Attorney Requirements
Compared to other states, Oregon places few requirements on the creation of a legally-binding power of attorney.
For example, Oregon does not require a specific format for the POA or witness / notary signatures.
In order for a power of attorney to be valid in Oregon it only needs to meet the following requirements:
- Be in writing
- Be signed by the principal
- Clearly express the principal’s intention to appoint one or multiple agents
How to Revoke a Power of Attorney in Oregon
If you wish to withdraw an agent’s authority to act on your behalf, you may do so with a revocation of power of attorney document.
Oregon Revocation of POA Download Options: