Washington DC Power of Attorney Forms

The Washington DC Power of Attorney Forms are a set of legal agreements that let one person (known as the Principal) give another person (known as the Agent or Attorney-in-Fact) the power to act on their behalf or in their place. What powers the agreement gives to the Agent depends on what agreement is being drafted and signed.

Form Description Types

Washington DC Durable Power of Attorney Form

The Washington DC Durable Power of Attorney Form is created when the Principal wants their Agent to retain their powers even if the Principal is declared incapacitated. There are a variety of medical and psychological conditions that might make a…Read more ›

Washington DC General Power of Attorney Form

The Washington DC General Power of Attorney Form is created when the Principal wants their Agent to have more or less universal power over their financial affairs. This generally includes managing bank accounts, signing financial documents, writing checks and buying…Read more ›

Washington DC Medical Power of Attorney Form

The Washington DC Medical Power of Attorney Form is created when the Principal needs an Agent who can make decisions about their medical treatments. This sort of agreement is always Durable and almost always Springing, meaning it will only go…Read more ›

Washington DC Limited Power of Attorney Form

The Washington DC Limited Power of Attorney Form is created when the Principal wants their Agent to have a single fixed power to act on behalf of the Principal. These powers are usually financial in nature, such as filing taxes…Read more ›

The Principal should be sure to choose an Agent that they trust implicitly. All Power of Attorney agreements give the Agent a significant amount of power, and this unfortunately comes with a large potential for abuse, intentional or otherwise. It also gives the Agent an incredible amount of responsibility, so they should also be sure to name an Agent who they are sure can handle it.

Washington DC Power of Attorney Law

  • District of Columbia, Title 21, Chapter 20