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An Idaho Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives a selected individual or entity permission to manage legal matters on your behalf, such as signing contracts, accessing accounts, and... Read more

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  • What is an Idaho Power of Attorney?

    An Idaho Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives a selected individual or entity permission to manage legal matters on your behalf, such as signing contracts, accessing accounts, and selling real estate.

    The person giving permission is called the "principal," and the person or entity receiving authority is known as the "agent." Designed for residents of Idaho, our Power of Attorney can be used in Kootenai County, Ada County, Canyon County, and in every other county or municipality across the state. All Idaho PoA forms from Rocket Lawyer can be fully personalized to address your particular scenario. Making this essential legal document will provide proof to financial institutions and other parties that your chosen representative can act in your interest.

  • How can I get power of attorney in Idaho?

    It is fast and simple to assign or receive the authority you need with a free Idaho Power of Attorney template from Rocket Lawyer:

    1. Make the document - Answer a few simple questions and we will do the rest
    2. Send and share - Review the document with your agent or seek legal advice
    3. Sign it - Mandatory or not, notarization/witnesses are encouraged

    This route, in many cases, would be much more affordable than meeting and hiring your average attorney. If needed, you can fill out this PoA on behalf of your spouse, an elderly parent, or another family member, and then have them sign it after you've drafted it. Please note that for a PoA form to be valid, the principal must be an adult who is mentally competent at the time of signing. If the principal has already been declared incompetent, a conservatorship may be necessary. In this situation, it's important for you to speak with a lawyer.

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  • Do I need to have an Idaho PoA?

    Anyone who is over 18 ought to have a Power of Attorney. Even though it is painful to think about, there may come a day when you are no longer able to make decisions on your own. There may even be moments when you are merely not available. Here are a few typical situations in which you may find PoA forms to be helpful:

    • You wish to give someone the ability to deal with certain financial or legal issues in your absence or if you are not well
    • You have plans to move out of your home and into a residential care facility
    • You are getting older or dealing with limited mobility or ongoing health issues
    • You are planning to move or travel overseas temporarily or permanently

    Whether this Idaho Power of Attorney is being generated as part of a forward-looking plan or produced as a result of an urgent issue, notarization and/or witnesses can help to protect your agent if anyone challenges their privileges and authority.

  • Which type of Power of Attorney do I need in Idaho?

    Power of Attorney documents can be classified in multiple ways. They are mainly dependent on what powers are being given, when they will come into effect, and how long they will remain in effect. Most often, you will see them separated into these four groups:

    • General Power of Attorney - Will grant broad powers over your affairs
    • Special Power of Attorney - Will grant a limited scope of authority over selected affairs
    • Durable Power of Attorney - Will remain valid even if you become incapacitated
    • Springing Power of Attorney - Will be activated based on certain events or criteria

    When drafting your free Idaho Power of Attorney, you may decide to have the authority begin on a precise day, immediately upon signing, or only at the time when you are no longer capable. Your Power of Attorney may terminate either on a particular date or when you pass away.

  • Do I need an attorney for my Idaho PoA?

    Idaho Power of Attorney forms are typically straightforward, but you may still have questions. It can vary depending on whom you contact, but sometimes a lawyer won't even accept requests to review your document if they did not write it. A more favorable approach might be to request help from the Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorney network. If you sign up for a Premium membership, you will be able to request feedback from an attorney with relevant experience or send other questions related to your Power of Attorney. As always, Rocket Lawyer is here to help.

  • What would it typically cost to get a Power of Attorney form in Idaho?

    The cost of hiring a traditional law firm to create a Power of Attorney could add up to anywhere between two hundred and five hundred dollars, based on your location. Rocket Lawyer isn't your average Power of Attorney template provider. With us, anyone under a Rocket Lawyer Premium membership can take advantage of up to a 40% discount when hiring an attorney.

  • Is anything else required after making an Idaho Power of Attorney?

    Alongside each Power of Attorney form, there is a series of recommended actions you can take after the document is completed. You are encouraged to take any or all of these actions related to your document: making edits, saving it in PDF format or as a Word file, or signing it. Finally, you should be sure that your agent(s), financial institutions, and other impacted parties receive a copy of your final document.

  • Does a Power of Attorney need to be notarized, witnessed, or recorded in Idaho?

    The specifications will vary in each state; however, in Idaho, your Power of Attorney will need the signature of a notary. If your agent will have the authority to handle real estate transactions, the Power of Attorney will need to be signed by a notary and filed or recorded with the county.

    See Idaho Power of Attorney law: Chapter 12

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