South Dakota power of attorney

South Dakota power of attorney forms permits a person to appoint a representative to manage their affairs. In many cases, these representations deal with finances or health care. Designations may be restricted in time or for the duration of the principal's life. To make any power of attorney form legitimate, it must be signed in accordance with State law.

South Dakota power of attorney template

South Dakota power of attorney

Seven (10) different kinds of South Dakota Power of Attorney Documents.

Durable (statutory) Power of Attorney – A durable (statutory) power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf on financial matters. If this form is filled out, it will go into effect when the person is rendered incapable and continue for as long as they are incapable.

There is a PDF file and a Word file available for download. A notary public and two witnesses are required for signing (59-12-4 and 59-12-42). 

General power of attorney - The general power of attorney is similar to the durable power of attorney with one noticeable difference - it isn’t durable. That means if the grantor becomes incapacitated for any reason, the power of attorney is no longer valid. 

Limited Power of Attorney – An individual with a limited power of attorney appoints an agent to represent them temporarily or for a limited period of time.

You can download the document in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. The principal is the only person obligated to sign (58-6-11).

Medical Power of Attorney: If a patient becomes unable to make medical decisions for themselves, they can name a representative in this document to consult with their doctors on their behalf.

Downloadable formats are Adobe PDFs. Signing requirements: At least two witnesses are required. Notarization is an option but is not required.

Advance Directive - An advance directive combines the living will and the advance directive into one document. The principal can appoint an agent and put their treatement chocies in writing for the medical team to follow. The agent helps enforce these directives and also handles any situation not specifically mentioned by the principal. By default, the advance directive is durable. 

Living Will - A living will is a legal documetn that allows the principal to put their end-of-life treatment perferences in writing. After execution, this document is delivered to the attending physician so they can advise the declarant and make any preparations that are needed. 

Minor Child Power of Attorney - With this document, a person can give another the power to take temporary custody of their minor children while they are away and to make decisions for their education and health.

MS Word or Adobe PDF versions of the document can be downloaded. It is not necessary to meet any specific requirements for signing. A notary public and three witnesses should sign the document, however.

Real Estate Power of Attorney – Authorizing the use of an agent or attorney-in-fact for the purpose of managing or selling property (SDCL §§ 44-8-2 , 59-12-4)

Required Signatures (SDCL §§ 44-8-2, 59-12-4: Notarization required

Power of Attorney Revocation Form – This form is used to revoke an existing power of attorney.

This document can be downloaded as an Adobe PDF or as MS Word. It's up to you what you sign. No matter what, the principal should sign in front of a notary public.

Vehicle Power of Attorney – This document allows individuals to appoint someone to represent them before the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation when it comes to vehicle registration and titling.

Downloadable versions of the document include MS Word and Adobe PDF. Signatures need to be witnessed by two people and notarized.

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