Colorado Power of Attorney

If you have been looking into Colorado power of attorneys you may have noticed there is one for every occasion. Special power of attorneys give power to your agent to act on your behalf in very limited situations. A vehicle power of attorney is strictly for signing titles while a real estate power of attorney is for signing a deed. There are children power of attorneys and medical power of attorneys, again with very limited powers. A general power of attorney, on the other hand, gives your agent a very broad range of decision making and document signing authority.

Another Type of POA is a durable power of attorney. While most power of attorneys become void if you loose your mental capacity, a durable one becomes effective at that time. The two most common types of durable power of attorneys are the financial one and the medical one. A durable financial power of attorney gives your agent the authority to make all of your financial decisions for you if at any time a doctor determines you are incapable of doing so yourself. A durable medical power of attorney does much the same thing, allowing someone you trust to make medical decisions for you.

A financial document is much the same as a general power of attorney, they both grant a wide range of authority. A medical, or health power of attorney is a little different. With this type of power of attorney you are allowing your agent to make medical decisions for you and carry out a detailed health plan designed so all of your concerns are noted and instructions followed. In most cases a very strict set of guidelines is included with this document, call a health care directive. In this case most of the decisions that need to be made have already been spelled out by you. Your agents primary job is to see to it that your health care providers follow your instructions.

In Colorado your power of attorneys become void if you have named your spouse as your agent and you get a divorce. Another way for your Colorado power of attorney to be nullified is if your agent cannot be located. It is a good practice to always name an alternative agent to avoid this problem.

If you currently have a Colorado estate planning attorney you may already have your durable financial and medical power of attorneys in place. If not, this is something you may want to discuss with your attorney. The forms are easy to find and fill out, you may want to do it yourself. Visit Legal Zoom for all your legal documents, including Colorado power of attorney forms.

New! Comments

Leave a comment about this article in the box below and share it with your Facebook friends.

What's On Your Mind?

We'd love to hear your comments or opinions. Submit them here and other visitors can read them and comment on them. An e-mail address is not required.

Alabama Power Of Attorney | Alaska Power Of Attorney | Arizona Power Of Attorney | Arkansas Power Of Attorney | California Power Of Attorney | Connecticut Power Of Attorney | Delaware Power Of Attorney | Florida Power Of Attorney | Georgia Power Of Attorney | Hawaii Power Of Attorney | Idaho Power Of Attorney | Illinois Power Of Attorney | Indiana Power Of Attorney | Iowa Power Of Attorney | Kansas Power Of Attorney | Kentucky Power Of Attorney | Louisiana Power Of Attorney | Maine Power Of Attorney | Maryland Power Of Attorney | Massachusetts Power Of Attorney | Michigan Power Of Attorney | Minnesota Power Of Attorney | Mississippi Power Of Attorney | Missouri Power Of Attorney | Montana Power Of Attorney | Nebraska Power Of Attorney | Nevada Power Of Attorney | New-hampshire Power Of Attorney | New-mexico Power Of Attorney | New-Jersey Power Of Attorney | New-york Power Of Attorney | North-carolina Power Of Attorney | North-dakota Power Of Attorney | Ohio-power Of Attorney | Oklahoma-power Power Of Attorney | Oregon-power Of Attorney | Pennsylvania Power Of Attorney | Rhode-island Power Of Attorney | South-carolina Power Of Attorney | South-dakota Power Of Attorney | Tennessee-power Power Of Attorney | Texas Power Of Attorney | Utah Power Of Attorney | Vermont Power Of Attorney | Virginia Power Of Attorney | Washington Power Of Attorney | West-virginia Power Of Attorney | Wisconsin Power Of Attorney | Wyoming Power Of Attorney | Canada Power Of Attorney | Joint Power Of Attorney | Military Power Of Attorney | Revoking Power Of Attorney |

From Colorado Power Of Attorney to What is a Power of Attorney? | Estate Planning Blog | Basics of Estate Planning | Selecting a Financial Planner | Estate Planning and Taxes | Is This Good Time to Buy a House? | Incorporate My Business | Best Low Cost Investment | Fringe Benefit Plans | Estate Planning and Charitable Giving | Health Insurance Comparisons | Best Medicare Supplement Plan | Medicaid Questions | Retirement and Estate Planning | Current Estate Planning News | Estate Planning Forum | Living will in estate planning | Estate Planning Blogs | Estate Planning Books | Choosing an Estate Planning Attorney | Find a Probate Attorney | Estate Planning Questions |

Home Page

About Us | Contact Us | Site Search | Terms of Use

Subscribe to
Estate Planning Hub

Your First Name

Your E-mail Address

We keep this private.

Follow the Estate Planning Blog.

--by Beth Heikkinen
Marquette, Michigan
I just want to thank you for this site. It answered my questions. I think many people that do research on the net take it for granted and when they find what they are looking for they forget "someone put time, money, etc into providing me with this information."

Thank you!

Like This Site

Visit Our Social Media Pages

Become a Fan of Estate Planning Hub on Facebook Follow EstatePlanningHub on Twitter Follow EstatePlanningHub on Google+ Subscribe EstatePlanningHub Video on YouTube

Get a PDF version of this website and its sister site here.