State of West Virginia power of attorney documents let you give another party, an agent, the power to make decisions about your health, finances, and property on your behalf.
These legal documents are controlled by the West Virginia Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
There are multiple types of power of attorney to choose from. Knowing which one you need is key to making the right choices. What follows is more information about your options in West Virginia.
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West Virginia Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney document stays in effect, even if you become incapacitated. In West Virginia, all power of attorney documents are considered durable, unless otherwise stated within the document.
West Virginia Medical Power of Attorney
A medical power of attorney is a special type of power of attorney document that grants an agent the power to make medical and health care decisions on your behalf. If you are unable to communicate your wishes to your medical team, this gives a trusted person that authority.
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How to Obtain Power of Attorney in West Virginia
The forms on this page follow the guidelines specified in the West Virginia Uniform Power of Attorney Act. Download the one that best meets your needs to start the process.
After filling out the form, take it to a notary for signing. You will need the notary to notarize the document. You may also ask a witness to sign, but this is not legally required.