West Virginia Power of Attorney Forms

The West Virginia Power of Attorney Forms are a group of legal documents used to give one person (known as the Agent or Attorney-in-Fact) the legal authority to act on behalf of the another person (usually known as the Principal, although other names are rarely used). What form the Principal needs will depend on what powers they want to give to their Attorney-in-Fact.

Form Description Types

West Virginia General Power of Attorney Form

A West Virginia General Power of Attorney Form is designed to give the Attorney-in-Fact as much power over the Principal’s financial affairs as possible. This is typically used for a Principal who is legally, if not technically, capable of managing…Read more ›

West Virginia Durable Power of Attorney Form

A West Virginia Durable Power of Attorney Form is designed to let the Attorney-in-Fact continue to act on behalf of the Principal, even if the Principal is comatose, diagnosed with dementia or otherwise declared incapable of making their own decisions.…Read more ›

West Virginia Medical Power of Attorney Form

A West Virginia Medical Power of Attorney is designed to give the Attorney-in-Fact the power to make decisions about the Principal’s health care and medical treatments. This kind of agreement is always Durable and Springing, as they are only really…Read more ›

West Virginia Limited Power of Attorney Form

A West Virginia Limited Power of Attorney Form is designed for a Principal who wishes to delegate a single power or task to their Attorney-in-Fact. Usually this is financial in nature, IE filing taxes, selling or buying property or managing…Read more ›

The most common terms used to classify Power of Attorney agreements are Immediate or Springing. These terms indicate that the Power of Attorney agreement will go into effect either immediately upon being signed or after the Principal has been declared incapable of making their own decisions. The Principal should examine their agreement carefully, and ensure they are giving over the powers they want to the Attorney-in-Fact.

West Virginia Power of Attorney Law

  • West Virginia Code, Chapter 39, Article 4