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A Utah Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives a trusted person or entity permission to manage your legal and financial affairs, such as accessing your bank account, selling your... Read more

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  • What is a Utah Power of Attorney?

    A Utah Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives a trusted person or entity permission to manage your legal and financial affairs, such as accessing your bank account, selling your property, and signing contracts.

    The individual giving control is known as the "principal," while the people or entities gaining powers are called the "agents." Suitable for residents of Utah, this Power of Attorney is made for use in Davis County, Salt Lake County, Utah County, and in any other part of the state. All Utah Power of Attorney forms from Rocket Lawyer can be edited for your particular situation. As a result of having this essential legal document, your representative(s) can offer confirmation to financial institutions and other parties that they can legally sign documents or take other actions for you.

  • Can I get a Utah Power of Attorney template online?

    It's fast and easy to give or receive the support you might need using a free Utah Power of Attorney template from Rocket Lawyer:

    1. Make the document - Answer a few general questions and we will do the rest
    2. Send or share it - Look over it with your agent(s) or seek legal advice
    3. Sign it and make it legal - Required or not, notarization and witnesses are recommended

    This method will often end up being notably less expensive than finding and working with a traditional provider. If necessary, you can fill out this PoA on behalf of a family member, and then have that person sign when ready. Please remember that for this document to be considered valid, the principal must be a mentally competent adult when they sign. In the event that the principal has already been declared incompetent, a court-appointed conservatorship might be necessary. When facing this situation, it would be a good idea to speak with an attorney.

  • Why should I have a Utah PoA?

    Every person over 18 years old should have a Power of Attorney. Although it may be painful to acknowledge, there could come a time when you are not able to make legal decisions on your own. There may also be times when you are simply not available. Typical circumstances in which you may consider power of attorney to be helpful include:

    • You are aging or have limited mobility or declining health
    • You are currently living out of state or abroad
    • You wish to authorize a trusted person to take legal actions or make decisions on your behalf if you are legally incapacitated or absent
    • You have plans to move out of your home and into a residential care facility

    Regardless of whether your Utah Power of Attorney is being prepared as part of a forward-looking plan or produced as a result of an urgent issue, witnesses and/or notarization can often help to protect your agent if a third party disputes their power and authority.

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

    There are a few ways to classify Power of Attorney documents. They are mainly dependent on when the powers will come into effect, how long they will remain valid, and what they will grant authority over. Frequently, you may see them described in the four groups below:

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

    When creating your free Utah Power of Attorney, you can elect to have the power start immediately upon signing, on a selected date, or only at the point when you are no longer capable. Your Power of Attorney may terminate upon your death or on a specific date.

  • Should I work with an attorney for my Utah PoA?

    Utah Power of Attorney forms are generally simple to make, but you or your agent could need advice. Hiring someone to look over your Power of Attorney could take longer than you would expect on your own. An alternate approach could be via the On Call attorney network. Rocket Lawyer Premium members have the ability to request guidance from an experienced lawyer or ask other legal questions. As always, you can Live Confidently® with Rocket Lawyer by your side.

  • On average, what would it normally cost me to get a Power of Attorney form in Utah?

    The cost of hiring and working with a legal provider to generate a Power of Attorney could total anywhere between $200 and $500, based on your location. When you use Rocket Lawyer, you are not just filling out a Power of Attorney template. In case you ever require assistance from a lawyer, your membership provides up to a 40% discount when you hire an On Call attorney.

  • Will I have to do anything else after drafting a Utah Power of Attorney?

    With a Rocket Lawyer membership, you can make edits, save it as a Word document or PDF file, and/or print it. To turn this PoA into a true legal document, you need to sign it. Your agent(s), financial institutions, and other impacted parties should receive a copy of the final document.

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

    The guidelines and restrictions for PoA forms will be different by state; however, in Utah, your document must be signed by a notary public. If your agent(s) will handle real estate transactions, the Power of Attorney will need to be signed by a notary and recorded or filed with your county.

    See Utah Power of Attorney law: Title 75, Ch. 9

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