DoNotPay Turns Drafting a Montana Power of Attorney Into a Piece of Cake

Create a Power of Attorney DoNotPay Turns Drafting a Montana Power of Attorney Into a Piece of Cake

The Ins and Outs of the Montana Power of Attorney

A Montana power of attorney (POA) can be a bit confusing, and drafting one is tricky if you don’t know where to start. Hiring a lawyer to create this document for you is an expensive solution, and doing it yourself is a tedious process. Don’t worry, though—DoNotPay will make it easy!

We will break down power of attorney documents for you and show you how to draft one in minutes using our handy Power of Attorney feature.

Power of Attorney in Montana Explained—The Basics

A power of attorney document lets the principal authorize a trusted person (the agent) to make important decisions in their stead.

Powers of attorney in Montana are governed by the Montana Uniform Power of Attorney Act (in effect since October 1, 2011). Under this act, a POA in Montana is durable by default, but it can also be springing if stated otherwise.

Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney gets activated upon the signing of the agreement and remains in effect even after the principal’s incapacitation.

Springing Power of Attorney

A springing power of attorney comes into effect when:

  • The agent determines that the principal is incapacitated (if authorized by the POA document to do so)
  • A judge or an attorney confirms that the principal is abroad and is unable to return
  • A physician confirms that the principal is incapacitated due to their inability to communicate or make decisions for themselves

How Long Does a Montana Power of Attorney Last?

According to the Montana state laws, a POA is terminated upon the principal’s death or if:

  • The principal cancels the POA
  • The purpose of the POA is fulfilled
  • There is no replacement for the agent if they die, resign, or become incapacitated
  • The agent divorces the principal in case they were married in the first place
  • The POA agreement states that it’s terminated if the principal becomes incapacitated

What Powers Does a Montana POA Give?

A POA agent in Montana has the authority to act in the principal’s stead regarding:

  1. Real estate
  2. Personal property
  3. Stocks and bonds
  4. Commodities and options
  5. Banks and other financial institutions
  6. Operation of entity or businesses
  7. Insurance and annuities
  8. Estates, trusts, and similar interests
  9. Claims and litigation
  10. Family maintenance
  11. Benefits from Civil or Military service or Governmental Programs
  12. Retirement plans
  13. Taxes
  14. Creating, amending, revoking, or terminating revocable living trusts
  15. Making gifts
  16. Creating or changing rights of survivorship
  17. Disclaiming property

How To Grant Power of Attorney in Montana

Granting power of attorney in Montana isn’t hard if you follow the next steps:

Choose an agentAn agent has to be trustworthy and loyal. They should do everything that’s in the best interest of the principal
Add a titleThe title must be straightforward so there’s no confusion later on
Include datesDates need to be added, including the effective and the signing date of the POA
Add namesNames, addresses, and contact info of both signing parties have to be included
Give your agent powersA power of attorney letter has to contain a clause specifying what powers the agent has
Sign and notarize the POAMontana state laws require the POA to be signed in the presence of a notary. The notary will:

  • Add legal weight to the document by adding their stamp and signature
  • Make sure that all parties are signing the POA by their own free will
  • Ensure that the signers are of sound mind and not under any influence

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How To Draft a Durable Power of Attorney in Montana With Ease Using DoNotPay

DoNotPay offers the simplest and most effective solution for creating POAs, saving you time, money, and nerves. With our Create a Power of Attorney feature, you’ll be able to draft a personalized POA in just a few clicks.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up for DoNotPay
  2. Click on the Create a Power of Attorney feature
  3. Fill in the details you want to be included in your POA
  4. List the powers you want your agent to have

Once you submit your request, DoNotPay will do the rest. We’ll generate your POA document and add two notices for you and your agent to read before signing.

As soon as we draw up your POA, you can choose to get it notarized remotely with the help of our app. We will send you an email containing a notary’s schedule, and then you can pick a date that suits you best.

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