FAQs regarding Power of Attorney
What are the different types of power of attorney?
There are three (3) basic types of power of attorney:
- General: Allows your agent to do most things that you could legally perform from renting an apartment in your name to selling your house.
- Special: Also known as limited or specific. Allows your agent to perform a particular act and limits the agent to that act, such as “In Loco Parentis;” this grants parental authority to your child’s caregiver.
- Health Care: Allows your agent to make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated and cannot make your own decisions.
What is DA Form 5841?
DA Form 5841 is a special power of attorney that may be used to authorize a person to take care of your child(ren) in your absence.
Who should have the original power of attorney?
Your agent must be given the original power of attorney and you should keep a copy for your records.