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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 document is signed by two witnesses or by a notary public.

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.

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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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KANSAS POWER OF ATTORNEY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This power of attorney authorizes another person (your agent) to make decisions concerning your property for you (the principal). Your agent will be able to make decisions and act with respect to your property (including your money) whether or not you are able to act for yourself.

This power of attorney does not authorize the agent to make health-care decisions for you.

You should select someone you trust to serve as your agent. Unless you specify otherwise, generally the agent's authority will continue until you die or revoke the power of attorney or the agent resigns or is unable to act for you.

Your agent is entitled to reasonable compensation unless you state otherwise in the Special Instructions.

This form provides for designation of one agent. If you wish to name more than one agent, you may name a co-agent in the Special Instructions. Co-agents are not required to act together unless you include that requirement in the Special Instructions.

If your agent is unable or unwilling to act for you, your power of attorney will end unless you have named a successor agent. You may also name a second successor agent.

This power of attorney becomes effective immediately, unless you state otherwise in the Special Instructions.

If you have questions about the power of attorney or the authority you are granting to your agent, you should seek legal advice before signing this form.
DESIGNATION OF AGENT

I, _________, with permanent residence address at _________, telephone number _________, and email address _________, name the following person as my agent under the Kansas Power of Attorney Act, K.S.A. 58-650 to K.S.A. 58-665:

Name of Agent: _________
Agent's Address: _________
Agent's Telephone Number: _________
Agent's Email Address: _________
DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
GRANT OF GENERAL AUTHORITY
I grant my agent and any successor agent general authority to act for me with respect to all lawful subjects and purposes and my agent's authority shall extend to and include each and every action or power which an adult who is not disabled may carry out through an agent specifically authorized in the premises, with respect to any and all the following matters as defined by the Kansas Power of Attorney Act:

     - Real property
     - Tangible personal property
     - Stocks and bonds
     - Commodities and options
     - Banks and other financial institutions
     - Operation of entity or business
     - Insurance and annuities
     - Estates, Trusts, and Other Beneficial Interests
     - Claims and Litigation
     - Personal and Family Maintenance
     - Benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service
     - Retirement plans
     - Taxes
     - Exercise fiduciary powers that the principal has authority to delegate
     - Make living arrangements and medical care
     - To execute a power of attorney required by any governmental agency or other entity
     - Access the content of and exercise authority over digital assets
POWERS PROHIBITED
As provided in K.S.A. 58-654(g) my attorney in fact shall not have the power or authority to do any of the following acts:

(a) to make, publish, declare, amend or revoke my will;
(b) make, execute, modify or revoke a living will or “do not resuscitate” order or a durable power of attorney for health care decisions;
(c) to require me, against my will, to take any action or to refrain from taking any action;
(d) to carry out any action I have specifically forbidden while not under any disability or incapacity.
LIMITATION ON AGENT'S AUTHORITY
An agent that is not my ancestor, spouse, or descendant MAY NOT use my property to benefit the agent or a person to whom the agent owes an obligation of support unless I have included that authority in the Special Instructions.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
My Agent is entitled to reasonable compensation for services rendered as my Agent.
My Agent will be entitled to reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in acting under this Power of Attorney.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This power of attorney shall be effective immediately and will continue to be effective until my death, even if I became incapacitated, except as may be provided otherwise by an applicable state statute.
This Power of Attorney may be revoked or terminated by me at any time by providing written notice to my Agent.
RELIANCE ON THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY

Any person, including my agent, may rely upon the validity of this power of attorney or a copy of it unless that person knows it has terminated or is invalid.
SIGNATURES
Dated ____________________, _____, at _________, Kansas.


___________________________________
_________

Address: _________
Telephone Number: _________
Email Address: _________


__________________________________________________
_________Date

NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT

State of Kansas
_________ County



This document was acknowledged before me on _______________.
 (date)



by ___________________________________
     _________


___________________________________
(Seal, if any)



Signature of Notary: __________________________________

My commission expires: _______________________________
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AGENT
Agent's Duties

When you accept the authority granted under this power of attorney, a special legal relationship is created between you and the principal. This relationship imposes upon you legal duties that continue until you resign or the power of attorney is terminated or revoked. You must:

(1) Do what you know the principal reasonably expects you to do with the principal's property or, if you do not know the principal's expectations, act in the principal's best interest;

(2) Act in good faith;

(3) Do nothing beyond the authority granted in this power of attorney; and

(4) Disclose your identity as an agent whenever you act for the principal by writing or printing the name of the principal and signing your own name as "agent" in the following manner:

________________________________________________________________________
(Principal's Name) by (Your Signature) as Agent.

Unless the Special Instructions in this power of attorney state otherwise, you must also:

(1) Act loyally for the principal's benefit;

(2) Avoid conflicts that would impair your ability to act in the principal's best interest;

(3) Act with care, competence, and diligence;

(4) Keep a record of all receipts, disbursements, and transactions made on behalf of the principal;

(5) Cooperate with any person that has authority to make health-care decisions for the principal to do what you know the principal reasonably expects or, if you do not know the principal's expectations, to act in the principal's best interest; and

(6) Attempt to preserve the principal's estate plan if you know the plan and preserving the plan is consistent with the principal's best interest.
Termination of Agent's Authority
You must stop acting on behalf of the principal if you learn of any event that terminates this power of attorney or your authority under this power of attorney. Events that terminate a power of attorney or your authority to act under a power of attorney include:

(1) Death of the principal;

(2) The principal's revocation of the power of attorney or your authority;

(3) The occurrence of a termination event stated in the power of attorney;

(4) The purpose of the power of attorney is fully accomplished; or

(5) If you are married to the principal, a legal action is filed with a court to end your marriage, or for your legal separation, unless the Special Instructions in this power of attorney state that such an action will not terminate your authority.
Liability of Agent
The meaning of the authority granted to you is defined under the Kansas Power of Attorney Act, K.S.A. 58-650 to K.S.A. 58-665. If you violate the Kansas Power of Attorney Act or act outside the authority granted, you may be liable for any damages caused by your violation.
If there is anything about this document or your duties that you do not understand, you should seek legal advice.
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