Alaska Power of Attorney Forms
The Alaska Power of Attorney Forms allow an individual (the “Principal”) to assign a temporary or long-term spokesperson (called an “Agent” or “Attorney-in-Fact”) that represents the Principal in various situations, ranging from healthcare decisions, the managing or selling of a home, the filing of taxes, or the purchase or sale of a motor vehicle. The forms can be as broad or specific as desired, and if made “Durable,” the document will stay in effect even if the Principal were to become incapacitated.
What is an Alaska Power of Attorney?
An Alaska Power of Attorney (POA) is a written document used to authorize an Attorney-in-Fact to represent an individual as well as make future life decisions for them. The person selected to represent the principal does not need to be a licensed attorney; anyone that the principal trusts can be selected to represent them. A child, spouse, or close family friend can be chosen depending on the specific situation in which the POA is being utilized. In Alaska, all POAs must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public. Alaska Statue 13.26.338 requires the principal to make a line through any power the principal does not plan on granting the agent.
- State Definition of Power of Attorney – No state definition.
- Alaska Power of Attorney Laws – AS 13.26.001 – .410
- Signing Requirements – § 13-26-332
Advance Directive (Medical POA + Living Will) Form – Parents can use this document to grant an individual with responsibility for their child. The duration of the document cannot last more than a single (1) year.
Durable Power of Attorney Form – Continues to stay active in the event the Principal becomes incapacitated and can no longer communicate and / or make decisions.
General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – A broad document that contains several options, allowing the Principal to precisely select the powers he would like to permit to the Agent. Most often used for entrusting financial duties, such as handling banking tasks, selling or buying investments, or managing insurance, to name a few.
Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form – Restricts the Attorney-in-Fact to only a few specific duties. Can be viewed of as the opposite of a General Durable POA in terms of the number of powers given.
Medical Power of Attorney Form – Used to nominate a person who would make all health decisions if or when the writer of the document becomes incapacitated and can no longer make decisions for him or herself.
Minor Child Power of Attorney Form – A document completed and signed by the parent(s) of a child assigning a trusted individual the legal power to make decisions regarding the child on their behalf, and to care for the child in their absence.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney Form – A means for entrusting an individual with the power to make decisions regarding a car, such as selling, repairing, or signing any vehicle-related legal documents, such as a bill of sale or registration.
Download – Adobe PDF
Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form – Used to assign a person the ability to sign real estate documents, sell or purchase property, collect rent from tenants, and other property-related tasks in the name of the principal.
Revocation Power of Attorney Form – A document used to redact an active power of attorney.
State Tax Power of Attorney Form – Gives a tax preparer permission to access restricted information in order to file a client’s tax paperwork.
Download – Adobe PDF
When is it Effective?
In Alaska, a Power of Attorney is effective once the Principal and Attorney-in-Fact have signed the document in view of a notary public.