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Durable Powers of Attorney - By State

Powers of Attorney, like Guardianships, are matters of State law. Each U.S. State is different. The names, types, requirements, legal effects and restrictions on Powers of Attorney are different in different states. A qualified attorney in the state(s) where your elderly loved one resides and has property should be consulted. Here are some resources with links or cites to all of the U.S. States, as well as additional general information on a few of the States:

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RESOURCES ON DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY IN ALL U.S. STATES:

Power Of Attorney Laws: Citations, By State

Power Of Attorney Laws:Citations, By State, (Laws current as of 12/31/07) Prepared by Lori Stiegel and Ellen Klem of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. A list of legal citations to the state laws governing powers . . . → Read More: Power Of Attorney Laws: Citations, By State

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State Durable Power of Attorney Laws

State Durable Power of Attorney Laws, a resource by FindLaw.com, a website serving the legal industry and others doing legal research. Contains links to information on the durable power of attorney laws in each of the 50 States, with . . . → Read More: State Durable Power of Attorney Laws

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CERTAIN STATES:

California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts
October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts, Family Caregiver Alliance, reviewed and revised 2001 by Charlie P. Sabatino, Assistant Director, Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, American Bar Association. &...

Florida Power of Attorney Statutes
October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Florida: 2010 Florida Statutes, Chapter 709, Powers of Attorney and Similar Instruments, Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Sets forth the entire Florida State Statute (law) governing Powers of Attorney and similar instruments in Fl...

New York Power of Attorney Statutes
October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

New York: Laws of New York State, General Obligation Law, Article 5, Title 15, Sections 5-1501 through 5-1506. Section 5-1501 contains the official New York Statutory Short Form of Power of Attorney, which New Yorkers can rely upon as being legal. ...

Minnesota: Power of Attorney
October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Minnesota: Power of Attorney, Minnesota Judicial Branch, Self Help Center. Provides a Fact Sheet and information on powers of attorney under Minnesota Law, and links to the Minnesota Statutes governing powers of attorney (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter...

Texas: The Durable Power of Attorney Act, Texas Probate Code, Chapter XII
October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Texas: The Durable Power of Attorney Act, Texas Probate Code, Chapter XII(as in effect on 11/24/08), from the website of the Texas Legislature containing the Texas State Statutes and Constitution online. This is the Texas Statute governing Durable ...

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