A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows you (the “principal”) to appoint any individual (the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to manage your financial, medical, or other legal affairs.
Power of attorney laws vary by state. So, you need to download the power of attorney form specific to South Dakota.
In addition, power of attorney forms vary by type. The form you need depends on what the POA is for and when the POA is effective. For example. If you wish for the agent to retain their powers even when you (the principal) become incapacitated, you’ll need a durable power of attorney.
Related Law: South Dakota Statute 59-6
South Dakota Financial Power of Attorney
Allowing a third party to manage your financial affairs on your behalf is legally possible through a financial power of attorney, also called a general power of attorney.
South Dakota Medical Power of Attorney
It is possible to give another person or entity the authority to make health care and medical decisions on your behalf, using a medical power of attorney.
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