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Free Kansas Power of Attorney (POA) Form

A Kansas Power of Attorney allows you to grant authority to an agent to handle your affairs and sign documents on your behalf. Find out how to get your customized form online now

Last Update May 16th, 2022

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Types of Power of Attorney in Kansas

There are many types of POA that can be used in Kansas to appoint an Agent or Attorney-in-Fact to make decisions and to manage essential financial and/or medical responsibilities for a principal.

The most common kinds of POA available in KS include the following examples: 

Type of POA Uses Usable After Incapacity?
Durable A Durable POA allows an Agent to manage your estate for you at all times, even if you fall unconscious or become medically incapacitated. Yes
Limited Limited POAs grant an Agent responsibility over specific, normally one-off, tasks. These forms are usually time limited, only giving your representative authority for a short period of time. Yes (if durable)
Medical Medical POAs allow you to delegate important healthcare decisions to your Agent. This can then be used when urgent choices regarding treatment need to be made when you’re unconscious. Yes
Real Estate Real Estate POAs let your Agent manage tasks related to the buying and selling of property on your behalf. Yes (if durable)
Vehicle (DMV) Using a Vehicle POA allows an Agent to buy and sell vehicles for you and to manage other ownership tasks such as registering titles with the DMV and updating official documentation. Yes (if durable)
Springing A Springing POA allows an Agent to act for you when certain conditions or criteria occur. For example: the Power of Attorney may only become active if you are unconscious or are unavailable for a period of time. Yes (if durable)
Minor (Child) With a Minor POA, you can delegate your parental rights over a child to your Agent temporarily. This might be necessary if you are seriously ill, serving in the military or have to travel for work purposes. Yes (if durable)
Tax With a Tax POA, your Agent may represent you and sign documents on your behalf at the local Kansas tax office. Yes (if durable)

How to Get a Power of Attorney in Kansas

It’s relatively easy to create a Power of Attorney in Kansas. This process can be fully handled online using our comprehensive legal document maker. 

When completing the KS POA with our tools, you’ll be guided expertly through each step of the process, so you comply with all the necessary laws in Kansas. You’ll then be able to print off and sign the completed document and put it into action.

Another option for getting a KS Power of Attorney prepared by a local legal office or lawyer. This, however, can take longer and usually turns out more expensive.

Lastly, it is also possible to find printed POA forms you can fill in from Kansas government offices such as the Department of Revenue.  These just need to be filled in correctly and signed.

Kansas Power of Attorney Requirements

There are a few important things you need to know before signing a Kansas POA. Firstly, you must make sure all the parties involved are legally fit to sign contracts. 

To be considered competent to sign a contract, parties must:

  • Be over 18 years of age

  • Show they are mentally competent

  • Demonstrably understand the powers being granted

If you choose a financial institution as an Agent, they must have trust powers and a registered office in KS. 

Also, there are set rules in place in Kansas which police how a completed Power of Attorney must be signed and put into action. KS law dictates in this case that:

  1. The Principal and Agent must both sign the document.

  2. For General and Durable POA's, it is essential that the signing is overseen by a notary public who must also sign.

For specific information on other KS Power of Attorney signing requirements, consult the state legislature of Kansas.

Kansas Power of Attorney Sample

Creating and putting a Power of Attorney into action in Kansas is a major commitment. It can help to explore an example template first to get a clear idea of what information should be found in your completed document. Our sample KS Power of Attorney below can help you understand the details included in this legal arrangement a little better.

FAQs About Kansas Power of Attorney Forms

It is important to have a good understanding of what Kansas Power of Attorney forms can do before filling in your own. Read through our FAQs below to get a better idea of the key information needed as well as any other special considerations.

What Are Some Uses of a Power of Attorney?

A Kansas Power of Attorney is an important legal document that allows you to appoint a trusted individual to act on behalf of you to carry out important activities. Once signed, these legal forms can be used for a number of different purposes depending on their type and listed powers

These responsibilities include:

  • Managing your financial affairs

  • Making medical decisions for you if you are incapacitated

  • Handling activities for you such as buying or selling property

How to Sign as a Power of Attorney?

Once a Kansas POA is signed and notarized, it can be used by the Agent to carry out duties for the Principal. In order to prove they have the authority to act for the Principal, the Attorney-in-Fact must bring the signed copy of the agreement to the place where they will sign a document on the appointing individual’s behalf.

The Agent must then sign their name on the signature line for the signee and must print their own name next to the name of the Principle on the form. They must also indicate that they are signing on behalf of the Principle as their Power of Attorney.    

Who Should Be Your Kansas POA Agent?

When choosing the right Agent for your KS Power of Attorney, it is essential to pick a person (or people) that you trust implicitly

By granting Power of Attorney to someone, you allow them to hold a large amount of responsibility for your financial or even bodily wellbeing. An Agent therefore must be someone you know that will take the actions that serve these interests best.

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