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A Montana Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives a person or organization permission to handle your legal and financial affairs, such as signing contracts, buying or selling property,... Read more

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  • What is a Montana Power of Attorney?

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

    The individual giving permission is called the "principal," while the people or entities gaining authority are known as the "agents" or "attorneys-in-fact. Designed for residents of Montana, our Power of Attorney is made for use in Gallatin County, Yellowstone County, Missoula County, and in all other regions throughout the state. All Montana Power of Attorney forms from Rocket Lawyer can be tailored for your particular situation. As a result of this essential legal document, your representative(s) will be able to offer proof to financial institutions and other parties that they can legally act in your interest when you are not present or able.

  • How do I get a Montana Power of Attorney form online for free?

    It's very easy to give or receive the authority you need with a free Montana Power of Attorney template from Rocket Lawyer:

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

    This route is, in many cases, notably more affordable than finding and working with a traditional lawyer. If needed, you can fill out this PoA on behalf of your spouse or another relative, and then have them sign it when ready. Keep in mind that for a Power of Attorney to be legally valid, the principal must be a mentally competent adult when they sign. If the principal has already been declared incompetent, a conservatorship generally will be required. When facing such a situation, it's important to speak to an attorney.

  • Why should I have a Montana PoA?

    Every adult should have a Power of Attorney. Although it's painful to acknowledge, there could come a time when you can no longer make your own decisions. There may even be times when you're simply out of reach. Common occasions where you may find a PoA to be useful include:

    • You are planning to travel or live overseas either temporarily or permanently
    • You are aging or dealing with limited mobility or ongoing health issues
    • You intend to move out of your home and into a residential care facility
    • You would like to grant a trusted person the ability to manage specific financial or legal matters in your absence or if you become ill

    Regardless of whether this Montana Power of Attorney is being produced as a result of an unexpected emergency or as part of a long-term plan, witnesses and notarization can often help to protect your document if a third party doubts its credibility.

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

    There are several different ways to classify Power of Attorney documents. They are largely dependent on how long the powers will be in effect, when they come into effect, and what they offer authority over. Frequently, you may see them separated into the four buckets below:

    • Special Power of Attorney - Grants a limited scope of powers over specified matters
    • General Power of Attorney - Grants a broad scope of authority over your affairs
    • Springing Power of Attorney - Comes into effect based on certain criteria
    • Durable Power of Attorney - Remains valid even when you become mentally incompetent or otherwise incapacitated

    When generating your free Montana Power of Attorney with Rocket Lawyer, you can elect to have the power begin immediately, on a selected date, or only at the point when you are no longer capable. Your Power of Attorney may end on a particular date or when you pass away.

  • Do I need to work with an attorney for my Montana PoA?

    Montana Power of Attorney forms are usually straightforward, but you or your agent(s) may still need advice. Seeking out an attorney to review your Montana Power of Attorney can be time-intensive and relatively expensive. An easier option would be via attorney services at Rocket Lawyer. As a Premium member, you can get your document looked at by an experienced attorney. You can rest assured that Rocket Lawyer will be here to support you.

  • How much would I typically pay for a lawyer to help me get a Power of Attorney form in Montana?

    The cost of meeting and hiring a conventional law firm to produce a Power of Attorney could add up to anywhere between two hundred and five hundred dollars. Rocket Lawyer offers much more than other Power of Attorney template providers 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 there be any next steps that I should be sure to take after creating a Montana Power of Attorney?

    Attached alongside each Power of Attorney form, there is a list of directions that you'll need to finalize the document. Feel free to interact with the document in any or all of the following ways: making edits, downloading it in PDF format or as a Word document, printing it, and signing it. Finally, you should be sure that your agent(s) and financial institutions get a copy of the fully executed document.

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

    The specific requirements and restrictions for PoA forms will be different in each state; however, in Montana, your document will need the signature of a notary. If your agent will have the authority to manage real estate transactions, the Power of Attorney will need to be signed before a notary and recorded with your county.

    See Montana Power of Attorney law: Title 72, Ch. 31, Part 3

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