You can set up a power of attorney to give another person or entity the authority to manage your affairs on your behalf.
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- South Carolina Powers of Attorney
- How to Get Power of Attorney in SC
South Carolina Durable Power of Attorney (General / Financial)
To give an agent the legal authority to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated, you must set up a durable or enduring power of attorney.
With this general / financial power of attorney form for South Carolina, your chosen third party (agent) is allowed to make decisions relating to your financial affairs.
A note of caution – all powers of attorney in South Carolina are assumed to be durable unless stated otherwise. Use our SC power of attorney form builder to easily create a customized POA.
South Carolina Medical Power of Attorney
These documents are also known as health care powers of attorney.
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SC DMV Power of Attorney Form
You may appoint another person or entity called an agent or proxy to manage your vehicle-related affairs with a legal document called a department of motor vehicles (DMV) power of attorney.SC-DMV-Power-of-Attorney
South Carolina DMV Power of Attorney Download Options:
How to Get Power of Attorney in SC
The South Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act (§ 62-8) regulates durable powers of attorney in South Carolina. All the forms on this page comply with this chapter of the South Carolina Code of Laws. Use one of the following forms to get a power of attorney:
Your power of attorney must meet the following requirements in order to be valid in the state of South Carolina:
- The POA document must be in writing, and include the:
- full contact information and signature of the principal
- name and contact information of the agent(s)
- date of the agreement
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- The document must be signed by two witnesses present for the principal’s signature or acknowledgment of the document.
- The POA document must be acknowledged or approved by one of a variety of methods such as: the official seal of a notary public, the official seal of a clerk of court of record, or before a minister, consular official, or ambassador, to name a few. For a full list of accepted methods, reference §30-5-30 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.
How to Revoke a Power of Attorney in SC
A power of attorney may be terminated using a document called a revocation of power of attorney.