North Dakota Power of Attorney

If you are currently working with a North Dakota estate planning attorney you are probably aware of the many uses for powers of attorney. You probably have several of them in your estate plan. You are likely to have a springing durable financial power of attorney and a springing durable medical power of attorney. You may also have a general North Dakota power of attorney with your spouse named as the attorney-in-fact.

In North Dakota, the person you grant powers to is called an attorney-in-fact. This person does not need to be an attorney but should be someone you trust. In your estate plan your powers of attorney will probably have your spouse listed as the attorney-in-fact. If you ever get divorced be sure and void these documents because a ND power of attorney remains in effect until you make a change.

Durable powers of attorney belong in your estate plan because they are granting powers that will take care of you if you are ever mentally incapacitated. Non-durable powers of attorney become invalid at this time, it is the durable ones that will stay in effect and take care of you. A durable medical power of attorney and a durable financial power of attorney both have a place in your estate plan. These two documents could essentially take care of all your needs at any time you were mentally unable to. It is possible to write these powers in such a way that they only become effective once you have been declared mentally incompetent. This could be from an accident, an illness or just old age. A springing durable power of attorney stays invalid until a doctor says it is needed.

Normal powers of attorney are non-durable, they are effective immediately and are void if you ever become mentally incapacitated. These normal, non-durable powers of attorney have many uses in our daily lives. A general power of attorney grants an unlimited range of power and might be used in several different ways. If you are planning a trip out of the country you might leave one with a trusted family member. Any emergency could be handled as well as events you new were going to take place, like a real estate closing. This person could also open your mail and pay your bills. If you have dual residence, leaving one with a neighbor in each state might come in handy in any number of ways.

Another type of non-durable power of attorney are the special, or limited ones. A North Dakota vehicle power of attorney allows another person to sign a title for you if you are unable to. A North Dakota real estate power of attorney allows someone to sell property for you. A limited North Dakota power of attorney can be used for just about anything where you signature is needed. These forms are easily available at Legal Zoom and do not need the expense of an attorney to fill out and use.

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 | Colorado 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 | 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 North Dakota 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.