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Michigan Power of Attorney basics

A Michigan Power of Attorney is an important legal document that you can create to name one or more persons to make important decisions for you should you lack the ability to act or make decisions for yourself. Naming a trusted friend or family member with the authority to act or make legal decisions for you if you've been in a serious accident or are traveling to a remote location can bring you peace of mind.


How do I get a Power of Attorney in Michigan?


Rocket Lawyer's Free Michigan Power of Attorney document can be used if:

  • You wish to give someone broad authorization to act for you if you become incapable of making decisions for yourself, or if you are planning a trip out of the area.
  • You wish to give someone power to handle certain financial or legal issues in your absence, or if you become ill.
  • You wish to authorize someone to act on your behalf generally in case you become legally incompetent or incapacitated.

In order to create your own Power of Attorney, simply answer a few questions and they will automatically populate into your finished document.


Does a Power of Attorney need to be notarized in Michigan?


The Michigan Power of Attorney is specific to the laws of the state of Michigan and should be created by residents of Michigan and signed in front of a Michigan notary public.


Do you file a Power of Attorney?


Although it varies by state, generally speaking, a Power of Attorney only needs to be signed by the author of the document and witnessed in the presence of a notary. However, for the purposes of real estate transactions, the Power of Attorney may also need to be recorded in the relevant district where the transaction is taking place.


What is the average cost for a Power of Attorney?


On average, a lawyer can charge anywhere between $175 and $300 to create a Power of Attorney, depending on what state you live in.


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