Depending on your needs, you may need one or more of the following types of powers of attorney.
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- Texas Powers of Attorney
- How to Get Power of Attorney in Texas
Texas Durable Power of Attorney
Whereas a general power of attorney terminates if you become unable to act, a durable power of attorney remains in place even if you become incapacitated.
Texas Medical Power of Attorney
A Texas medical power of attorney (or an advance directive, which include living wills) are written, legal instructions on how your medical care is to be determined if you cannot make such decisions for yourself.
Texas Limited Power of Attorney
A limited power of attorney document authorizes an agent to manage specific, explicitly stated matters on behalf of the principal.
After downloading the form, sign only against the specific powers you wish to transfer to your agent.
Texas General Power of Attorney
A general power of attorney allows an appointed agent to manage your business and financial affairs.
Texas Financial Power of Attorney
A financial power of attorney document gives an agent you appoint the power to make financial decisions and execute them on your behalf.
After downloading the form, sign only against those financial powers you wish to transfer to your agent.
Texas Power of Attorney for Child
A parental power of attorney, also known in Texas as an authorization agreement for a voluntary caregiver, authorizes a third party to take parental responsibility for a child.Texas Power of Attorney for Child
Download: Adobe PDF
Texas DMV Power of Attorney
Individuals may use a department of motor vehicles (DMV) power of attorney to appoint an agent to represent them in decisions relating to vehicles, including transfer of ownership.Texas DMV Power of Attorney
Download: Adobe PDF
Texas Real Estate Power of Attorney
A real estate power of attorney is a power of attorney that restricts an agent to acting on issues relating to the principal’s property.
After downloading the form, sign only against those real-estate-related powers you wish to transfer to your agent.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Texas
Chapter 752 of the Texas Estate Code governs durable powers of attorney in Texas. All forms on this page comply with this chapter of the Texas estate code. To get a power of attorney, use one of the forms below:
For a power of attorney to be valid in the State of Texas, the following requirements must be met:
- The POA document must list the:
- name and signature of the principal
- name of the agent(s)
- date of the agreement
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- The POA document must be signed by a notary
- POA documents covering real-estate transactions must be recorded with the county clerk within 30 days of being signed.