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OTHER NAMES LGBT POA Durable Power of Attorney Letter of Attorney

What is an LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney?

An LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that grants a person or organization permission to manage your finances, such as signing contracts, selling real estate, accessing your bank account. 
 
The person giving permission is known as the "principal," while the individuals or organizations gaining authority are called the "agents." Designed for everyone, our Power of Attorney can be used in all fifty states. All LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney forms from Rocket Lawyer can be edited to address your unique situation. With this document on hand, your representative(s) will be able to offer proof to financial institutions and other parties that they can legally sign documents or take other actions for you.

When to use an LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney:

  • You want to provide authority for someone to act on your behalf during any scheduled or unplanned absence.
  • You want to provide authority for someone to act on your behalf in case you become incapacitated through an illness, accident, or other emergency.

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I, , residing at , , , hereby appoint Each Agent may act independently, without the consent of the other Agent. The Agents must act jointly, with the consent of the other Agent.

 

or if we become separated or legally divorced, If either Agent is unable to serve for any reason, the other Agent shall serve alone. If either Agent is unable to serve for any reason, I appoint , of , , , as my Successor Agent to serve alone. If either Agent is unable to serve for any reason or if we become legally separated or divorced, I appoint , of , , as my Successor Agent to serve alone. If both Agents are unable to serve (either together or independently) I appoint , , , to act as my Alternate Successor Agent to serve alone.

I hereby revoke any and all general powers of attorney that previously have been signed by me. I hereby revoke any and all special powers of attorney that previously have been signed by me. I hereby revoke any and all general powers of attorney and special powers of attorney that previously have been signed by me. However, the preceding sentence shall not have the effect of revoking any powers of attorney that are directly related to my health care that previously have been signed by me.any financial accounts I own including insurance policies, annuities, retirement accounts, payable on death savings or checking accounts or other investments,, , ,

  . Provide for the support and protection of myself, my partner or spouse, or of any minor child I have a duty to support or have established a pattern of prior support, including, without limitation, provision for food, lodging, housing, medical services, recreation and travel;

 

  . Sell, exchange, buy, invest, or reinvest any assets or property owned by me. Such assets or property may include income producing or non-income producing assets and property.

 

. Purchase and/or maintain insurance and annuity contracts, including life insurance upon my life or the life of any other appropriate person.

 

. Take any and all legal steps necessary to collect any amount or debt owed to me, or to settle any claim, whether made against me or asserted on my behalf against any other person or entity.

 

. Enter into binding contracts on my behalf.

 

. Exercise all stock rights on my behalf as my proxy, including all rights with respect to stocks, bonds, debentures, commodities, options or other investments.

 

. Maintain and/or operate any business that I may own.

 

. Employ professional and business assistance as may be appropriate, including attorneys, accountants, and real estate Agents.

 

. Sell, convey, lease, mortgage, manage, insure, improve, repair, or perform any other act with respect to any of my property (now owned or later acquired) including, but not limited to, real estate and real estate rights (including the right to remove tenants and to recover possession). This includes the right to sell or encumber

 

 

If the Agent is my legal spouse, then I also hereby appoint , of , as my substitute Agent solely for the purpose of releasing any dower, homestead or other inchoate interest or other property rights (of whatever nature), which under local law may not be released by my spouse.

. Prepare, sign, and file documents with any governmental body or agency, including, but not limited to, authorization to:

 

a. Prepare, sign and file income and other tax returns with federal, state, local, and other governmental bodies.

 

b. Obtain information or documents from any government or its agencies, and represent me in all tax matters, including the authority to negotiate, compromise, or settle any matter with such government or agency.

 

c. Prepare applications, provide information, and perform any other act reasonably requested by any government or its agencies in connection with governmental benefits (including medical, military and social security benefits), and to appoint anyone, including my Agent, to act as my "Representative Payee" for the purpose of receiving Social Security benefits.

 

. Make gifts from my assets to members of my family and to such other persons or charitable organizations with whom I have an established pattern of giving (or if it is appropriate to make such gifts for estate planning and/or tax purposes), to file state and federal gift tax returns, and to file a tax election to split gifts with my partner or spouse, if any. No Agent acting under this instrument, except as specifically authorized in this instrument, shall have the power or authority to (a) gift, appoint, assign or designate any of my assets, interests or rights, directly or indirectly, to such Agent, such Agent's estate, such Agent's creditors, or the creditors of such Agent's estate, (b) exercise any powers of appointment I may hold in favor of such Agent, such Agent's estate, such Agent's creditors, or the creditors of such Agent's estate, or (c) use any of my assets to discharge any of such Agent's legal obligations, including any obligations of support which such Agent may owe to others, excluding those whom I am legally obligated to support.

 

. To transfer any of my assets to the trustee of any revocable trust created by me, if such trust is in existence at the time of such transfer.

 

. To utilize my assets to fund a trust not created by me, but to which I have either established a pattern of funding, or to fund a trust created by my Agent for my benefit or the benefit of my dependents, heirs or devisees upon the advice of a financial adviser.

 

. To create, sign, modify or revoke any trust agreements or other trust documents in an attempt to manage or create a trust that was created for my benefit or the benefit of my dependants, heirs or devisees. This shall include the creation, modification or revocation of any inter vivos, family living, irrevocable or revocable trusts.

 

. To exercise fiduciary responsibilities that I have a right to delegate.

 

. Subject to other provisions of this document, my Agent may disclaim any interest, which might otherwise be transferred or distributed to me from any other person, estate, trust, or other entity, as may be appropriate. However, my Agent may not disclaim assets to which I would be entitled, if the result is that the disclaimed assets pass directly or indirectly to my Agent or my Agent's estate.

 

. Have access to my healthcare and medical records and statements regarding billing, insurance and payments.

 

. Act on my behalf for the purposes of managing, distributing, and terminating my digital assets. For the purposes of this Power of Attorney, digital assets shall mean electronic assets that are stored on my computers, electronic devices, or on any online account, as identified in Schedule A of this Power of Attorney. Online accounts include, but are not limited to, social-networking sites, online backup services, servers, email accounts, photo and document sharing sites, financial and business accounts, domain names, virtual property, websites, and blogs. An instructional document, titled, Letter of Instructions with associated websites, usernames, passwords, and related information, is hereby incorporated by reference into this Will and shall be distributed to my Agent designated in this Power of Attorney. My Agent shall have the power and authority to manage, conduct, and to exercise all of my legal rights and powers relating to my digital assets, including all rights and powers that I may acquire in the future. My Agents powers shall include, but not be limited to, the power to access, download, and backup digital assets, convert my file formats, access any and all devices necessary to manage digital assets, and clear computer caches and delete files.

 

This Power of Attorney shall be construed broadly as a General Power of Attorney. The listing of specific powers is not intended to limit or restrict the general powers granted in this Power of Attorney in any manner.

 

Real Estate Transactions

Chattel and Goods Transactions

Bond, Share and Commodity Transactions

Banking Transactions

Business Operating Transactions

Insurance Transactions

Estate Transactions

Claims and Litigations

Personal and Family Maintenance: This authority included the ability to continue any and all gifts I customarily make to individuals or organizations including my Agent(s) that does not exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) in a calendar year.

Benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service

Health Care Billing and Payment Matters including records, reports and statements

.Retirement Benefit Transactions

Tax Matters

Full and unqualified authority to my Agent(s) to delegate any or all of the foregoing authority to any person or person(s) whom my agent(s) select;

All Other Matters

 

 

Perform any act necessary to deposit, negotiate, sell, or transfer any note, bond, security, or draft of the United States of America, including U.S. Treasury Securities.

 

Institute, supervise, prosecute, defend, intervene in, abandon, compromise, arbitrate, settle, dismiss, and appeal from any and all legal, equitable, judicial or administrative hearings, actions, suits, proceedings, attachments, arrests or distresses, involving me in any way.

 

 

. . . Sell or convey any interest of mine in real estate (whether currently owned or later acquired). Sell or convey any interest of mine in real estate located at Sell or convey any interest of mine in real estate located at

 

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The total sale price must be at least .

 

 

This power shall include the power to (i) sell upon such terms as my Agent shall deem appropriate, subject to the limitations (if any) stated above, (ii) sign any documents (including deeds) that may be required to convey title to such property (including changing tenancy regarding right of survivorship), and (iii) collect and receive the proceeds from any such sale.

 

If the Agent is my legal spouse, then I also hereby appoint of , , as my substitute Agent solely for the purpose of releasing any dower, homestead or other inchoate interest or other property rights (of whatever nature), which under local law may not be released by my spouse.

 

. . . Mortgage or encumber any interest of mine in real estate (whether currently owned or later acquired). Mortgage or encumber any interest of mine in real estate located at: Mortgage or encumber any interest of mine in real estate located at:

 

 

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The mortgage amount shall not exceed .

 

This power shall include the power to (i) mortgage or encumber on such terms as my Agent shall deem appropriate, subject to the limitations (if any) stated above, (ii) sign any documents (including a mortgage or deed of trust), and (iii) take any other action that may be required to effect such mortgage or encumbrance.

 

If the Agent is my legal spouse, then I also hereby appoint of , , as my substitute Agent solely for the purpose of releasing any dower, homestead or other inchoate interest or other property rights (of whatever nature), which under local law may not be released by my spouse.

 

. . . Manage, insure, improve, repair, collect rents, execute leases, or take any other action that a landlord might take, with respect to any interest of mine in real estate (whether currently owned or later acquired). Manage, insure, improve, repair, collect rents, execute leases, or take any other action that a landlord might take, with respect to any interest of mine in real estate located at: Manage, insure, improve, repair, collect rents, execute leases, or take any other action that a landlord might take, with respect to any interest of mine in real estate located at:

 

 

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 .  .  . Sell or convey any personal property that I might own now or in the future, tangible or intangible, on such terms and conditions as my Agent deems appropriate. Sell or convey .

 

This power shall include the power to (i) sign contracts of sale and documents to transfer title (including bills of sale), and (ii) accept a security interest for any unpaid portion of the purchase price.

 

 

This power shall include the power to (i) obtain credit upon such terms as my Agent may deem appropriate, subject to the limitations (if any) stated above, (ii) sign any documents (including notes, credit agreements, security agreements, and financing statements), and (iii) take any other action that may be required to complete the above transactions.

 

 

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This power shall include the power to: (i) make and carry out decisions regarding sales, purchases, employees, loans, and equipment, and (ii) take any action needed (at the discretion of my Agent) to operate the business.

 

This power shall be limited to the power to make decisions in the ordinary course of business, including, but not limited to, decisions regarding sales, purchases, employees, and equipment.

 

, including, but not limited to, authorization to: . , including, but not limited to, authorization to: . , including, but not limited to, authorization to: .

 

. Prepare, sign, and file income, gift and other tax returns of all kinds with federal, state, local, and other governmental bodies, and any Power of Attorney form appointing an Agent required by the Internal Revenue Service and/or any state or local taxing authority.

 

. Obtain information or documents from any government or its agencies, and represent me in all tax matters, including the authority to negotiate, compromise, or settle any matter with such government or agency.

 

. Prepare applications, provide information, and perform any other act reasonably requested by any government or its agencies in connection with governmental benefits (including medical, military and social security benefits), and to appoint anyone, including my Agent, to act as my "Representative Payee" for the purpose of receiving Social Security benefits.

 

 

-Exercise all stock rights on my behalf as my proxy, including all rights with respect to stocks, bonds, debentures, commodities, options or other investments.

-Enter into binding contracts on my behalf.

-Purchase, maintain, surrender, collect, or cancel (a) life insurance or annuities of any kind on my life or on the life of anyone in whom I have an insurable interest, (b) liability insurance protecting me and my estate against third party claims, (c) hospital insurance, medical insurance, Medicare supplement insurance, custodial care insurance, and disability income insurance for me or any of my dependents, and (d) casualty insurance insuring assets of mine against loss or damage due to fire, theft, or other commonly insured risk; to pay all insurance premiums, to select any options under such policies, to increase coverage under any such policy, to borrow against any such policy, to pursue all insurance claims on my behalf, to adjust insurance losses, and the foregoing powers shall apply to private and public plans, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, SSI and Worker's Compensation; to designat and change beneficiaries of insurance policies insuring my life and beneficiaries under any annuity contract in which I have an interest; to decrease coverage under or cancel any of these policies described above; to receive and make such disposition of the cash value on termination of any such policy as my Agent deems appropriate. However, my Agent shall have no power or authority whatsoever with respect to any interest in or incidents of ownership in any policy of insurance I may own on the life of my Agent.

-Create and contribute to an employee benefit plan, including a plan for a self-employed individual, for my benefit; to elect retirement on my behalf; to select any payment option under any IRA or employee benefit plan in which I am a participant, including plans for self-employed individuals, or to change options I have selected; to make voluntary contributions to such plans; to make "roll-overs" of plan benefits into other retirement plans; to apply for and receive payments and benefits; to waive rights given to nonemployee partners or spouses under state or federal law; to borrow money or purchase assets from such plans, if authorized by such plans; to make revocable and irrevocable beneficiary designations and to change revocable beneficiary designations; to consent and/or waive consent in connection with the designation of beneficiaries and the selection of joint and survivor annuities under any employee benefit plan.

-Employ professional and business advisors as may be appropriate, including attorneys, accountants, and real estate Agents.

-Add, delete or change beneficiaries to insurance or annuity accountsretirement accountspayable on death savings accountspayable on death checking accounts. and the following accounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Act on my behalf for the purposes of managing, distributing, and terminating my digital assets. For the purposes of this Power of Attorney, digital assets shall mean electronic assets that are stored on my computers, electronic devices, or on any online account, as identified in Schedule A of this Power of Attorney. Online accounts include, but are not limited to, social-networking sites, online backup services, servers, email accounts, photo and document sharing sites, financial and business accounts, domain names, virtual property, websites, and blogs. An instructional document, titled, Letter of Instructions with associated websites, usernames, passwords, and related information, is hereby incorporated by reference into this Will and shall be distributed to my Agent designated in this Power of Attorney. My Agent shall have the power and authority to manage, conduct, and to exercise all of my legal rights and powers relating to my digital assets, including all rights and powers that I may acquire in the future. My Agents powers shall include, but not be limited to, the power to access, download, and backup digital assets, convert my file formats, access any and all devices necessary to manage digital assets, and clear computer caches and delete files.

 

I hereby grant to my Agent the full right, power, and authority to do every act, deed, and thing necessary or advisable to be done regarding the above powers, as fully as I could do if personally present and acting.

 

Any power or authority granted to my Agent under this document shall be limited, to the extent necessary, to prevent this Power of Attorney from causing, (i) my income to be taxable to my Agent, (ii) my assets to be subject to a general power of appointment by my Agent, or (iii) my Agent to have any incidents of ownership with respect to any life insurance policies that I may own on the life of my Agent.

 

 

My Agent shall not be liable for any loss that results from a judgment error that was made in good faith. However, my Agent shall be liable for willful misconduct or the failure to act in good faith while acting under the authority of this Power of Attorney. A Successor Agent shall not be liable for acts of a prior Agent.

 

 

My Agent shall provide an accounting for all funds handled and all acts performed as my Agent as required under state law or upon my request or the request of any authorized personal representative, fiduciary or court of record acting on my behalf.

 

I hereby appoint

 

 

If either Co-Digital Agent is unable to serve for any reason, the other Co-Digital Agent shall serve alone. If either Co-Digital Agent is unable to serve for any reason, or if we become legally separated or divorced, the other Co-Digital Agent shall serve alone. If either Co-Digital Agent is unable to serve for any reason, I appoint , of , , , as my alternate Co-Digital Agent to serve alone. If either Co-Digital Agent is unable to serve for any reason, or if we become legally separated or divorced, I appoint , of , , , as my alternate Co-Digital Agent to serve alone. If both Co-Digital Agents are unable to serve (either together or independently) I appoint, of , , , , to act as my alternate Digital Agent to serve alone. If both Co-Digital Agents are unable to serve (either together or independently), or if we become legally separated or divorced, I appoint , of , , , , to act as my alternate Digital Agent to serve alone. My Digital Agent shall not be entitled to any compensation, during my lifetime or upon my death, for any services provided as my Digital Agent. My Digital Agent shall be entitled to reasonable compensation for any services provided as my Digital Agent. My Digital Agent shall not be entitled to reimbursement of expenses incurred as a result of carrying out any provision of this Power of Attorney. My Digital Agent shall be entitled to reimbursement of all reasonable expenses incurred as a result of carrying out any provision of this Power of Attorney.
my death. This Power of Attorney may be revoked by me at any time by providing written notice to my Agent. . This Power of Attorney continues until I revoke it or it is terminated by my death or other event described in section 5-1511 of the General Obligations Law.immediately. immediately, and shall not be affected by my disability or lack of mental competence, except as may be provided otherwise by an applicable state statute. This is a Durable Power of Attorney. my death. This Power of Attorney may be revoked by me at any time by providing written notice to my Agent. . This Power of Attorney may be revoked by me at any time by providing written notice to my Agent.my death. This Power of Attorney may be revoked by me at any time by providing written notice to my Agent. . This Power of Attorney may be revoked by me at any time by providing written notice to my Agent.

Dated ____________________, ______, at , .

Dated ____________________, ______, at , County, .

I, , the principal, sign my name to this Power of Attorney this _____ day of __________ and, being first duly sworn, do declare to the undersigned authority that I sign and execute this instrument as my power of attorney and that I sign it willingly and that I execute it as my free and voluntary act for the purposes expressed in the Power of Attorney and that I am eighteen years of age or older, of sound mind and under no constraint or undue influence.

 

 

The principal is personally known to me and I believe the principal to be of sound mind. I am eighteen (18) years of age or older. I am not related to the principal by blood or marriage, or related to the attorney-in-fact by blood or marriage. The principal has declared to me that this instrument is his or her Power of Attorney granting to the named attorney-in-fact the power and authority specified in this document, and that he or she has willingly made and executed it as his or her free and voluntary act for the purposes expressed in this document.

We, the undersigned, hereby certify that the above instrument, which consists of _______ pages, including the pages(s) which contain the witness signatures, was signed in our sight and the presence by (the "Principal"), who declared this instrument to be his/her Power of Attorney and we, at the Principal's request and in the Principal's sight and presence, and in the sight and presence of each other, do hereby subscribe our names as witnesses on the date shown above.

The foregoing power of attorney was, on the date written above, published and declared by in our presence to be his/her power of attorney. We, in his/her presence and at his/her request, and in the presence of each other, have attested to the same and have signed our names as attesting witnesses.

 

 

Witness Signature: ___________________________________

Name:

City:

State:

 

(may not be the Agent, the Agent's spouse or child, or the Notary Public)

 

 

 

Witness Signature: ___________________________________

Name:

City:

State:

(may not be the Agent, the Agent's spouse or child, or the Notary Public)

 

 

(witnesses may not be under 18 or related by blood or marriage to the principal or to the Agent)

 

(witnesses must be adults and at least one may not be related by blood or marriage to the principal)

 

 

 

Witness Signature: ___________________________________

Name:

City:

State:

 

 

 

Witness Signature: ___________________________________

Name:

City:

State:

STATE OF ,

STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF , ss:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ss:

On this _____ day of ____________________, ______, before me, ______________________________, the undersigned officer, personally appeared , ______________________________, and ______________________________, known to me (or proved to me on the oath of ______________________________) to be the persons who are described in and who executed the within and foregoing instrument, and acknowledged to me that they executed the same.

Before me, a Notary Public (or justice of the peace) in and for said county, personally appeared the above named , ________________________________, and ________________________________, who acknowledged that they did sign the foregoing instrument, and that the same is their free act and deed. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name at ________________________________, this _____ day of ____________________, ______.

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _____ day of ____________________, ______, by , , and .

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me, by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this _____ day of ____________________, ______ by , who is personally known to me or who has produced ________________________________ as identification.

This instrument was acknowledged before me on this _____ day of ____________________, ______ by .

Before me, the undersigned authority, on this ______day of _________________, ______, personally appeared (principal), (witness), and (witness), whose names are signed to the foregoing instrument in their respective capacities, and all of these persons being by me duly sworn, the principal declared to me and to the witnesses in my presence that the instrument is his or her Power of Attorney, and that the principal has willingly and voluntarily made and executed it as the free act and deed of the principal for the purposes expressed in the document, and the witnesses declared to me that they were each eighteen (18) years of age or over, and that neither of them is related to the principal by blood or marriage, or related to the attorney-in-fact by blood or marriage.

STATE OF NEW YORK }ss:

COUNTY OF   }ss:

 

On the _____ day of ____________ in the year ______ before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said State, personally appeared , personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the individual(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument, the individual(s), or the person upon behalf of which the individual(s) acted, executed this instrument.

On this _____ day of ____________________, ______, before me personally appeared , to me known to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he/she executed same as his/her free act and deed.

On this _____ day of ____________________, ______, before me, ________________________________, personally appeared , known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that he/she executed the same as for the purposes therein contained.

On this _____ day of ____________________, ______, before me, the undersigned, Notary Public for the State of Vermont, personally appeared , to me known (or to me proved) to be the identical person named in and who executed the above General Power of Attorney, and acknowledged that such person executed it as such person's voluntary act and deed.

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _____ day of ____________________, ______, by .

 

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and official seal.

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Signature of person taking acknowledgment

Notary Public

 

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Name typed, printed, or stamped

My commission expires _____________

 

 

 

Notary Address:

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

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I, , have read the attached Power of Attorney and am the person identified as the Agent for the principal. I hereby acknowledge that in the absence of a specific provision to the contrary in the Power of Attorney or in 20 Pa.C.S. when I act as Agent: We, and , have read the attached Power of Attorney and are the persons identified as the Agents for the principal. We hereby acknowledge that in the absence of a specific provision to the contrary in the Power of Attorney or in 20 Pa.C.S. when we act as Agents: I We I shall keep the assets of the principal separate from my assets. We shall keep the assets of the principal separate from our assets.I We I We

 

 

 

 

______________________________________ _____________________________

Date

I shall exercise the powers for the benefit of the principal.I, , have read the attached Power of Attorney and am the person identified as the Digital Agent for the principal. I hereby acknowledge that in the absence of a specific provision to the contrary in the Power of Attorney or in 20 Pa.C.S. when I act as Digital Agent:We, and , have read the attached Power of Attorney and are the persons identified as the Co-Digital Agents for the principal. We hereby acknowledge that in the absence of a specific provision to the contrary in the Power of Attorney or in 20 Pa.C.S. when we act as Co-Digital Agents:  Date Date

 

______________________________________ _____________________________

Date

 

 

 

 

This Power of Attorney must be dated and must be acknowledged before a notary public or signed by two witnesses. If the Power of Attorney is signed by two witnesses, the witnesses must be mentally competent and they must witness the principal's signing of the Power of Attorney or (2) the principal's signing or acknowledgment of his or her signature. A Power of Attorney that may affect real property should be acknowledged before a notary public so that it may easily be recorded.

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______________________________________ _____________________________

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Digital Agent's Name Printed

 

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Digital Agent's Address

 

Digital Agent's Telephone Number

Co-Digital Agent's Name Printed

 

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Co-Digital Agent's Address

 

Co-Digital Agent's Telephone Number

 

 

This document was prepared by:

 

 

Dated: ________________________

 

Signed: _______________________________________

 

I, , We, and , I am we are person people my our I We I we I, we, my our

 

Dated: ________________________

 

Signed: _______________________________________

 

 

Dated: ________________________

 

Signed: _______________________________________

 

 

 

Witness Signature: ___________________________________

Name:

City:

State:

 

 

 

Witness Signature: ___________________________________

Name:

City:

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Name of Digital Agent:

Address:

City:

State:

ZIP Code:

Phone Number:

 

Name of Digital Agent:

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ZIP Code:

Phone Number:

 

Name of First Co-Digital Agent:

Address:

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Name of First Co-Digital Agent:

Address:

City:

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ZIP Code:

Phone Number:

 

Name of Second Co-Digital Agent:

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Name of Second Co-Digital Agent:

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LGBT General LGBT Special LGBT Durable The Power of Attorney must be signed by a principal who is mentally competent and the signature must be notarized. Notarization is required because it makes it harder for a third party to challenge the validity of the signature, and allows the document to be "recorded" for use with real estate transactions, if recording becomes necessary or advisable. The Power of Attorney must be signed by a principal who is mentally competent and the signature must be notarized. Arizona also requires that the Power of Attorney be signed in the presence of one witness. In some states the name of the person who prepared the Power of Attorney document must be indicated in the document in order for it to be recorded. requires that the Power of Attorney be signed in the presence of two witnesses. Pennsylvania requires that the Power of Attorney be signed in the presence of two witnesses, that the Principal sign the Notice at the beginning of the Power of Attorney, and that the Agent(s) sign the acknowledgment at the end of the Power of Attorney. Georgia requires that the Power of Attorney be signed in the presence of two adult witnesses at least one of which is not related to the principal by blood or marriage. Oklahoma requires that the Power of Attorney be signed in the presence of two adult witnesses who are not related to the principal or the Agent by blood or marriage. The Power of Attorney is not valid unless it is signed by a Principal, who is of "sound mind" and at least 18 years old, in the presence of two DISINTERESTED adult witnesses and a notary public. As a further precaution, you may be required to provide your thumb print to your notary if you are signing this Power of Attorney in the state of California. The Power of Attorney also must be signed in the presence of two witnesses if the power to handle Florida real estate transactions is granted.

_____ Your Agents and Successor Agents should read and sign the notices provided so they understand their responsibilities.

 

_____ If you have elected to allow your Agent to make gifts exceeding $500.00 per individual in a calendar year, the signing of your Power of Attorney must be witnessed by two (2) witnesses in addition to a notary in order for this provision to be valid.

 

_____ Carefully review the Statutory Gift Rider and initial power you wish to grant your agent. The powers contained in the Statutory Gift Rider will not be granted until each power is initialed and the document is signed and witnessed.

 

_____ Both witnesses must watch the Principal sign this Power of Attorney. The Principal should verbally declare that the document is intended to be his or her Power of Attorney, but the witnesses need not read the Power of Attorney or know of its contents.

 

_____ Each witness must sign his or her name with the Principal and the other witness present. The witnesses should be satisfied that the Principal willingly signed the document as a free and voluntary act, and that the Principal was of full age and sound mind.

 

_____ The Power of Attorney must be recorded in the office of the County Recorder.

 

_____ The name of the person who prepared the Power of Attorney document must be indicated in the document in order for it to be recorded.

 

_____ The witnesses must be adults and cannot be the Agent, the Agent's legal spouse or children, or the notary public.

 

_____ The Power of Attorney must be registered in the office of the register of deeds in order for it to be effective after the principal becomes incompetent. Until then, registration is unnecessary.

 

_____ If you plan to register this document, you will need to manually change the margins of your document to fit the recording requirements. The first page should have a 3 in top margin and a 1/4 in margin on all other sides. All subsequent pages should have a 1/4 in margin on all sides. For more information please visit: http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/ahcdr/.

 

* If the Principal is unable to sign due to a physical disability, another person may be able to sign on behalf of the Principal, in the Principal's presence, and at the express direction of the Principal. However, this document does not provide the necessary language for another person to sign for the Principal. For assistance with this procedure, a lawyer should be contacted.

 

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LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney FAQs

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  • Can I get an LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney form online?

    It's very simple to give or receive the support you may need with a free LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney template from Rocket Lawyer:

    1. Make your PoA - Answer a few questions and we will do the rest
    2. Send and share - Discuss the PoA with your agent or seek legal help
    3. Sign it and make it legal - Required or not, witnesses and notarization are ideal

    This solution is often notably less time-consuming than meeting and hiring the average lawyer. If necessary, you can start this PoA on behalf of an elderly parent, a spouse, or another family member, and then have that person sign it when ready. Keep in mind that for a PoA form to be considered valid, the principal must be a mentally competent adult when they sign. In the event that the principal is already unable to make their own decisions, a conservatorship generally will be necessary. When managing this scenario, it's a good idea for you to speak to an attorney .

  • Why should I have a Power of Attorney for same-sex couples?

    Anyone who is over 18 years old ought to have a Power of Attorney. Even though it can be difficult to acknowledge, a day will likely come when you cannot make your own legal decisions. There may also be times when you are merely not available. Typical occasions where you may consider PoA forms to be useful include:

    • You intend to move out of your home and into an adult care facility
    • You are planning to live or travel out of state either temporarily or permanently
    • You wish to grant a trusted person broad authorization to take legal actions or make decisions on your behalf if you are absent or legally incapacitated
    • You are getting older or have declining health or limited mobility

    Regardless of whether your LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney has been made in response to an unexpected issue or as part of a forward-looking plan, notarization and/or witnesses are strongly encouraged as a best practice for protecting your document if its authenticity is disputed.

  • Which type of Power of Attorney do I need to create?

    Power of Attorney documents can be categorized in multiple ways. They are primarily based on what powers are being granted, when they come into effect, and how long they will last. Most often, you'll see them organized into four buckets:

    • General Power of Attorney - Grants broad authority over your affairs
    • Special Power of Attorney - Grants limited authority over selected matters
    • Durable Power of Attorney - Remains valid even if you become mentally incompetent or incapacitated
    • Springing Power of Attorney - Is activated based on certain events or criteria

    When generating your free LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney, you may decide to have the agent's authority start on a precise date, upon signing, or only at the point when you are not capable. The Power of Attorney may expire on a specific date or when you pass away.

  • Do I need to hire a lawyer for my LGBTQ+ PoA?

    Power of Attorney forms for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are normally simple to make; however, you might still have questions. The answer can depend on whom you approach, but sometimes a lawyer will not even agree to review a document that they didn't author. A more favorable approach worth consideration is to request help from Rocket Lawyer attorney services. By becoming a Premium member, you have the ability to ask for advice from an experienced attorney or send other questions about your Power of Attorney. As always, Rocket Lawyer is here for you.

  • What would I usually have to pay to get a Power of Attorney form?

    The fees associated with finding and hiring a conventional lawyer to draft a Power of Attorney could add up to anywhere between $200 and $500, based on your location. Different from many other websites that you might stumble upon, Rocket Lawyer offers much more than a Power of Attorney template. If you ever require help from a lawyer, your Premium membership provides up to 40% in savings when you hire an attorney from our Rocket Lawyer attorney network.

  • What next steps will I need to take after I draft an LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney?

    With a Premium membership, you will be able to make edits, download it as a Word document or PDF file, and/or print it. In order to complete your Power of Attorney, it needs to be signed. Take care to provide a final copy of your fully signed document to your agent(s) and financial institutions.

  • Does an LGBTQ+ Power of Attorney need to be notarized, witnessed, or recorded?

    The specific guidelines and restrictions for PoA forms will be different by state; however, it is highly encouraged to have your Power of Attorney signed by a notary public and/or at least one witness to help reinforce its authenticity. If your agent will manage real estate transactions, the Power of Attorney will need to be signed before a notary and recorded with your county. As a basic principle, your witness(es) must be at least 18 years old, and none of them should simultaneously be named as your agent.

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