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Types of Power of Attorney in Nevada

Before starting a Nevada Power of Attorney, it is critical to know what type of POA to create. There are many different varieties of these legal instruments, and each grants different kinds of powers from a Principal to an Agent or Attorney-in-Fact.

The most common kinds of POA available in Nevada 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 Nevada Department of Taxation office. Yes (if durable)

How to Get a Power of Attorney in Nevada

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

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

Another option for getting a Nevada 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 Nevada government offices such as the DMV. These just need to be filled in correctly and signed.

Nevada Power of Attorney Requirements

In order to make sure your POA is fully valid upon completion and signing, you must make sure that you follow the right steps to prepare your Nevada Power of Attorney document before successfully putting it into action.

Nevada is one of the states that has adopted the Universal Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) according to Chapter 162-A. If you need your Power of Attorney in other states that have also adopted the UPOAA you have the right to do so. Make sure the wording on your document also follows the guidelines of the act.

To do this you will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Make sure all the details on the form are correct such as names, addresses, dates, and the powers that are to be granted.
  2. The completed form should be signed by both the Agent and Principal.
  3. A notary public must also be present at the signing and must sign the document too.
  4. If you are signing a Medical Power of Attorney you can opt for 2 witnesses to observe the signing instead of a notary.
  5. In the event that the POA will be used to manage real estate, the document must be filed with the county recorder where the property is located 30 days after signing.

In addition to these steps, it is crucial that all the signing parties are legally able to enter into this agreement. This means that they must:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Be mentally competent enough to enter into a contractual agreement.
  • Understand the powers that are being granted.

Lastly, the Agent must be a legal adult or a financial institution with trust powers, a registered place of business within the state and that has the authority to carry out trust business in Nevada. They should also be someone that the Principal has full confidence in.

Nevada Power of Attorney Sample

Looking over a completed Nevada POA sample is a good place to start when you’re planning to create your own document. Use our template example below to understand the information that goes into this form and to learn more about what your document can do.

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FAQs About Nevada Power of Attorney Forms

It is important to have a good understanding of what Nevada 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.

How Can I Get a Power of Attorney in Nevada?

It is possible to create your own Nevada Power of Attorney easily online with our easy contract maker. Alternatively, you can find templates for certain types of POA at your local DMV or can pay to have a legal expert draft and complete your document.

Who Should Be Your Nevada POA Agent?

When choosing the right Agent for your Nevada POA, 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.

What is the Difference Between a General and a Durable Power of Attorney in Nevada?

The big difference between a General Power of Attorney and a Durable Power of Attorney is when the powers can and cannot be used. When you create your Nevada Power of Attorney as a General POA, its powers can only be used by the agent until they are withdrawn or the Principal becomes incapacitated.

Durable POAs on the other hand can continue to be used after the Principal is incapacitated. This makes them much better documents for estate planning in later life or to provide for medical necessities.

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STATUTORY FORM POWER OF ATTORNEY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT LEGAL DOCUMENT. IT CREATES A DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR FINANCIAL MATTERS. BEFORE EXECUTING THIS DOCUMENT, YOU SHOULD KNOW THESE IMPORTANT FACTS:

1. THIS DOCUMENT GIVES THE PERSON YOU DESIGNATE AS YOUR AGENT THE POWER TO MAKE DECISIONS CONCERNING YOUR PROPERTY FOR YOU. 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.

2. THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY BECOMES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, UNLESS YOU STATE OTHERWISE IN THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS.

3. THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE AGENT TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR YOU.

4. THE PERSON YOU DESIGNATE IN THIS DOCUMENT HAS A DUTY TO ACT CONSISTENT WITH YOUR DESIRES AS STATED IN THIS DOCUMENT OR OTHERWISE MADE KNOWN OR, IF YOUR DESIRES ARE UNKNOWN, TO ACT IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS.

5. 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.

6. YOUR AGENT IS ENTITLED TO REASONABLE COMPENSATION UNLESS YOU STATE OTHERWISE IN THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REVOKE THE AUTHORITY GRANTED TO THE PERSON DESIGNATED IN THIS DOCUMENT.

10. THIS DOCUMENT REVOKES ANY PRIOR DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY.

11. IF THERE IS ANYTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND, YOU SHOULD ASK A LAWYER TO EXPLAIN IT TO YOU.
DESIGNATION OF AGENT

I, _________, with permanent residence address at _________, telephone number _________, and email address _________, name the following person as my agent:

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 the following subjects as defined in the Uniform Power of Attorney Act:

(INITIAL each subject you want to include in the agent's general authority.)

________ - 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
LIMITATION ON AGENT'S AUTHORITY
An agent that is not my spouse 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.
AUTHORITY OF THE PRINCIPAL
Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Power of Attorney, the authority of a principal to act on his or her own behalf continues after executing this Power of Attorney and any decision or instruction communicated by the principal supersedes any inconsistent decision or instruction communicated by an agent appointed pursuant to this Power of Attorney.
THIRD PARTY PROTECTION
Third parties may rely upon the validity of this Power of Attorney or a copy and the representations of my agent, as to all matters relating to any power granted to my agent, and no person or agency who relies upon the representation of my agent, or the authority granted by my agent, shall incur any liability to me or my estate as a result of permitting my agent to exercise any power unless a third party knows or has reason to know this Power of Attorney has terminated or is invalid.
RELEASE INFORMATION

I agree to, authorize and allow full release of information, by any government agency, business, creditor or third party who may have information pertaining to my assets or income, to my agent named herein.
SIGNATURES

Dated ____________________, _____, at _________, Nevada.

  
__________________________________________________
_________Date
  


Address: _________
Telephone Number: _________
Email Address: _________

__________________________________________________
_________Date

NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT

State of Nevada
_________ 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 in NRS 162A.200 to 162A.660, inclusive. If you violate NRS 162A.200 to 162A.660, inclusive, or act outside the authority granted in this Power of Attorney, 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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