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Making a North Dakota Power of Attorney
A North Dakota Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that grants a person or entity permission to manage legal and financial affairs for you, such as accessing accounts, signing contracts, and selling your property.
The person granting permission is called the "principal," while the people or organizations obtaining powers are known as the "agents" or "attorneys-in-fact. Designed for North Dakota residents, our Power of Attorney can be used in Grand Forks County, Cass County, Burleigh County, and in every other part of the state. All North Dakota PoA forms from Rocket Lawyer can be completely personalized for your unique circumstances. This official document will provide confirmation to financial institutions and other parties that your chosen agent can sign documents or take other actions for you.
It's fast and easy to grant or receive the support you need with a free North Dakota Power of Attorney template from Rocket Lawyer:
This solution is often notably less expensive and less time-consuming than finding and working with your average law firm. If necessary, you can fill out a PoA on behalf of a relative, and then have that person sign once you've drafted it. Please keep in mind that for this document to be considered valid, the principal must be mentally competent when they sign. In the event that the principal has already been declared incompetent, a conservatorship could be required. When dealing with this situation, it would be best for you to speak to an attorney.
Every person over 18 ought to have a Power of Attorney. While it's tough to think about, there will likely come a day when you can no longer make decisions on your own. There will also be times when you are merely out of reach. Typical situations in which you may find power of attorney to be useful include:
Whether this North Dakota Power of Attorney is being prepared as part of a long-term plan or produced in response to an unexpected emergency, notarization and/or witnesses can help to protect your document if a third party disputes its authority.
Power of Attorney documents can be classified in multiple ways. They are primarily based on how long the powers will remain valid, when they will come into effect, and what they offer authority over. Most often, you will see them defined in the four groups below:
When producing your free North Dakota Power of Attorney, you can opt to have the agent's authority start on a selected date, immediately, or only at the time when you are not capable. The Power of Attorney may terminate either on a specific date or upon your death.
North Dakota Power of Attorney forms are generally straightforward, but you may still have questions. Depending on whom you reach out to, some attorneys will not even accept requests to review documents that they did not write. An easier approach might be through the On Call network of attorneys. If you become a Premium member, you can request feedback from an attorney with relevant experience or get answers to other questions about your Power of Attorney. We're always here to answer any questions.
The cost of hiring your average law firm to draft a Power of Attorney might add up to anywhere between two hundred and five hundred dollars, depending on your location. Rocket Lawyer offers much more than many other Power of Attorney template providers that you might encounter. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you can get up to a 40% discount when hiring an attorney from our network.
With a Rocket Lawyer membership, you may edit it, download it as a Word or PDF file, and/or print it out. In order to wrap up your Power of Attorney, it needs to be signed. You will need to send a copy of your fully signed document to your agent(s), financial institutions, and other impacted parties.
The rules and restrictions for PoA forms are different by state; however, in North Dakota, your Power of Attorney will need to be acknowledged by a notary public. If your agent(s) will have the ability to engage in real estate transactions, the Power of Attorney will need to be signed by a notary and filed or recorded with the county.
See North Dakota Power of Attorney law: § 30.1-30
Last reviewed or updated 08/27/2021