Washington DC Durable Power of Attorney Form

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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 Principal incapacitated from being rendered comatose to being diagnosed with dementia, but the essence is that the Principal is incapable of making or communicating their decisions.

The Principal should be aware that, in the District of Columbia, if the Principal and Agent are married and get a divorce, the Power of Attorney agreement they have signed will not be voided. As a general rule, the Principal should revoke any Power of Attorney agreement naming their former spouse as an Agent when they get a divorce.