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A Kansas Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives a person or organization permission to handle your finances, such as accessing your bank account(s), signing contracts, and buying or... Read more

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  • What is a Kansas Power of Attorney?

    A Kansas Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives a person or organization permission to handle your finances, such as accessing your bank account(s), signing contracts, and buying or selling real estate.

    The individual granting permission is known as the "principal," while the individual or entity receiving powers is known as the "agent" or "attorney-in-fact." Designed for residents of Kansas, our Power of Attorney is made for use in Shawnee County, Johnson County, Sedgwick County, and in any other part of the state. All Kansas PoA forms from Rocket Lawyer can be modified for your particular scenario. With this essential document on hand, your representative(s) will be able to offer confirmation to financial institutions and other parties that they can sign documents or take other actions for you.

  • Can I get a Kansas Power of Attorney template online for free?

    It's simple and easy to give or get the support you may need using a free Kansas Power of Attorney template from Rocket Lawyer:

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

    This route, in many cases, will end up being notably more affordable and convenient than finding and hiring your average law firm. If necessary, you can start a PoA on behalf of your spouse, an elderly parent, or another family member, and then have them sign after you've drafted it. Please note that for a PoA form to be legally valid, the principal must be mentally competent when they sign. If the principal is already unable to make their own decisions, a conservatorship could be required. In such a scenario, it's best to speak to an attorney.

  • Why should I have a Kansas PoA?

    Anyone who is over 18 years old ought to have a Power of Attorney. Though it's difficult to acknowledge, there might come a time when you are no longer able to deal with your affairs on your own. There will even be times when you are merely out of pocket. Here are some common circumstances where power of attorney might be helpful:

    • You would like to authorize a trusted person to act on your behalf if you are not present or become legally incompetent
    • 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 have plans to move or travel overseas temporarily or permanently

    Whether this Kansas Power of Attorney has been produced as a result of an urgent issue or as part of a long-term plan, notarization and witnesses are strongly recommended for protecting your document if its authenticity is challenged by a third party.

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

    Power of Attorney documents can be classified in a few different ways. They are largely dependent on how long the powers will last, when they will come into effect, and what they grant authority over. Most often, you will see them separated into these four segments:

    • Durable Power of Attorney - Would remain in effect even when you become incapacitated or mentally incompetent
    • Springing Power of Attorney - Would come into effect based on certain guidelines
    • General Power of Attorney - Would grant a broad scope of powers over your affairs
    • Special Power of Attorney - Would grant a limited scope of authority over specific affairs

    When making your free Kansas Power of Attorney with Rocket Lawyer, you may opt to have the power start upon signing, on a desired day, or only at the point when you are not capable. The Power of Attorney may expire when you die or on a specific date.

  • Do I need an attorney for my Kansas PoA?

    Kansas Power of Attorney forms are usually simple to make, but you or your agent(s) may need legal advice. Having a lawyer double-check your document could take longer than you expect if you do it on your own. An easier approach could be to request help from the Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorney network. Rocket Lawyer Premium members are able to request feedback from an attorney with relevant experience or ask additional legal questions. As always, you can live confidently with Rocket Lawyer by your side.

  • How much would I typically pay to get a Power of Attorney form in Kansas?

    The cost of finding and hiring an attorney to write a Power of Attorney might total anywhere from two hundred to five hundred dollars, based on your location. Rocket Lawyer offers much more than many other Power of Attorney template websites that you may come across elsewhere. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you can get up to a 40% discount when hiring an On Call attorney.

  • Will I have to take additional actions once I make a Kansas Power of Attorney?

    Upon completing this PoA document on Rocket Lawyer, you can open it on any device. You also may take any or all of the following actions with your PoA: editing it, downloading it in PDF format or as a Word file, printing it, and signing it. Attached to each Power of Attorney form there's a series of instructions that you will need to follow to finalize the document. You should ensure that your agent(s), financial institutions, and other impacted parties receive their copy of your fully executed document.

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

    The rules are different in each state; however, in Kansas, your Power of Attorney will need to be notarized. If your agent(s) will have the authority to handle real estate transactions, the Power of Attorney must be signed by a notary and recorded or filed with the county.

    See Kansas Power of Attorney law: Chapter 58, Art. 6

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