Free Durable Power of Attorney Forms
Free durable power of attorney forms you can download 24 hours a day. These are statutory power of attorney forms for all states that are free of charge.
There are both free durable medical power of attorney forms and a free durable financial power of attorney form.
Free Medical Power of Attorney
A durable medical power of attorney form, health care proxy and advanced directive are comparable forms and are essentially used for the same or similar purpose. They are used for allowing another person to make medical and health care decisions for you when you are no longer capable of making them for yourself as determined by a licensed doctor.In addition, an advanced health care directive or living will lets you give specific instructions on how you want to be treated medically should this situation occur.
If designated by you in your health care power of attorney, your agent will be able to make all health-care decisions including the type of treatment, location of treatment, and in addition, the right to refuse or decline life prolonging treatment to keep you alive. Any special instructions can be included in this form so your wishes are followed exactly as you would like them to be.
When you choose someone to be your health care agent they are obliged to follow your specific instructions as given in your durable health care power of attorney form or advanced health care directive.
Who can I chose to become my agent to make decisions on my behalf?
You may choose any individual who is 18 years or older. You can also choose another individual to be an alternate should your first choice as an agent is unable to full fill their obligation.
To download a free medical, health care power of attorney, or advanced health care directive select the state you live in.
If for whatever reason you are unable to download the healthcare document you need, you might be able to obtain a free form from your personal health care clinic or other medical facility.
After filling out your health care document you should provide a copy of that document to close family members and you family doctor if you have one.
Free Financial Power of Attorney
A durable financial power of attorney form is a legal document which authorizes one person (Agent) to act for the individual granting the power of attorney (Grantor) to make financial decisions on their behalf.
You can download a Free Financial Power of Attorney Form immediately.
If so appointed the person who is granted the power of attorney (Agent), will be able to act on the Grantor’s behalf for as few as one, or all financial transactions.
The Grantor may choose to have their financial power of attorney form become effective immediately or if they ever become incapacitated and cannot make decisions on their own. If no financial power of attorney is prepared, and the individual becomes incapacitated, the court will appoint a guardian or conservator to make those decisions on their behalf.
You can access a free statutory durable power of attorney form from this website:
They also have in depth information about the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. Although rather boring reading it is very helpful information for both the Grantor and Agent of a power of attorney. You can also type the following into the Google search engine and find a direct link to the statutory power of attorney form for your state:
statutory power of attorney form AND California
It is important the word AND is in all capital letters, then just replace California with the state you live in when you search.
If you have any questions about these forms or are unsure of your responsibilities you should consult with an attorney in your state for guidance.