Delaware Durable Power of Attorney (Financial)

Last Updated: 6/9/2015

Document Description

A financial power of attorney is a great resource to have in case you become incapacitated, or disabled. This legal document will help to make sure all of your money matters are handled in a responsible and efficient way.

This durable power of attorney, allows you, the principal, to assign a reliable and trustworthy agent specific or broad powers, as it pertains to your financial life. It is very important to choose your agent wisely, as this person will have access to make decisions regarding your money, real estate properties, gifts, and other money matters while you are unable.

This form is designed to make a potentially complicated situation less difficult. Whether you are going away for an extended period of time, or if you become disabled or incapacitated, this financial power of attorney will help to make sure your day to day expenses and bills are handled without disruption.

Completing your Delaware Financial Power of Attorney is a breeze with the EzEstatePlanner Document Builder. This will allow you to assign the appropriate powers to your designated agent. These powers can include collecting government benefits, general banking, and real estate transactions. You are also able to give your agent specific instructions or add responsibilities in a customizable section.

As of October 2010, the state of Delaware adopted a new code for the state durable power of attorney. The powers and duties of the agent can be more fully explained in Delaware Code, Title 12, Chapter 49A, Section 49A-114 and Sections 49A-201 through 49A-217, which can be found at www.delcode.delaware.gov

Once completed you may store your signed and executed Delaware Financial Power of Attorney in your ezEstatePlanner Vault. Here you may upload all of your important estate planning documents, including this power of attorney, for your assigned Keeper to access, when you become incapacitated.


  • DE Assist:
    Laws that govern the power of attorney in the state of Delaware are found under the Delaware Code 12 -Chapter . 49A .

    SIGNATURE REQUIRMENTS:
    1. You must sign and date your POA form, but if you’re unable, you can instruct another person to sign your name in your presence. A witness MUST sign it.
    2. The witness must be an adult who’s not related to your by blood, marriage or adoption, and isn’t named in your will or its codicil to inherit any part of your estate.
    3. You and the witness must sign in front of a notary public and have the form notarized.



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