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- Types of Power of Attorney in Wyoming
- How to Get a Power of Attorney in Wyoming
- Wyoming Power of Attorney Requirements
- Wyoming Power of Attorney Sample
- FAQs About Wyoming Power of Attorney Forms
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Types of Power of Attorney in Wyoming
There are many types of POA that can be used in Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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. In Wyoming, Powers of Attorney are usually automatically durable (§ 3-9-104).||Yes|
|General||General POAs give Agents control over a wide range of your financial responsibilities. This expires, however, if you fall unconscious or are incapacitated.
Under Wyoming’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act (§§ 3-9-101 — 3-9-123 ) your POA must contain special wording to expire on the incapacity of the Principal.
|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 Department of Transportation 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 Wyoming Income Tax Department office.||Yes (if durable)|
How to Get a Power of Attorney in Wyoming
There are a few ways to get a Power of Attorney in Wyoming. This gives you 2 specific options to choose from:
Get it online: You can get a complete Wyoming Power of Attorney document using our online legal form maker. This will walk you step-by-step through the information you’ll need to add and help you make a legally compliant document.
Go to a lawyer: You can hire a lawyer to draw up a Power of Attorney form for you in Wyoming. However, this is often a more costly process and will often take longer to complete.
Wyoming 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 Wyoming Power of Attorney document before successfully putting it into action.
To do this you will need to meet the following criteria:
Make sure all the details on the form are correct such as names, addresses, dates, and the powers that are to be granted.
The completed form should be signed by both the Agent and Principal.
A notary public must be present at the signing and must sign the document too.
In the event that the POA will be used to manage real estate, the document must be filed with the clerk of the county where the property is located 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.
It is also possible for you to use your Power of Attorney in other states. If those states have adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, then you have to use your POA in that state.
Wyoming adopted the UPOAA (§ 3-9-101) in 2017. Review the guidelines of how to write a UPOA.
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 Wyoming. They should also be someone that the Principal has full confidence in.
Wyoming Power of Attorney Sample
Looking over a completed Wyoming 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.
FAQs About Wyoming Power of Attorney Forms
It is important to have a good understanding of what Wyoming 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 Is a WY Statutory Durable Power of Attorney?
A WY Statutory Durable Power of Attorney contains the wording that represents the legal standard of these legal instruments in Wyoming. Once completed and signed, this document allows an Agent to manage a Principal's healthcare or financial affairs after any period of incapacity.
Does a Power of Attorney in Wyoming Need to Be Notarized?
Yes, Wyoming Powers of Attorney require a notary public to oversee the signing of the document by the Principal and Agent. This is necessary to ensure that the powers are legally valid if challenged.
How to Know if My Power of Attorney is Durable
In Wyoming, Power of Attorney documents are automatically assumed to be durable unless the contrary is specifically stated in the wording of the form. This means it is necessary to expressly create a nondurable document if you wish for the powers you are granting to not be durable and for the POA to expire in the event of your incapacity.