Michigan General Power of Attorney
MICHIGAN POWER OF ATTORNEY
I, [Sender.FirstName][Sender.LastName], appoint (Agent.FirstName) (Agent.LastName) at (Agent.Address) as my Agent to act for me in any lawful way with respect to the powers set forth in this document. If my first choice cannot serve or cannot continue to serve, I designate (Successor.FirstName) (Successor.LastName) at (Successor.Address), to act for me as my Agent. I have discussed this appointment with the individual or individuals I have designated.
To invest and reinvest my funds, and to withdraw funds to the extent needed to pay for my needs.
4. Banking and Other Financial Institution Transactions.
To receive funds, deposit funds in any financial institution and make withdrawals by check or otherwise to pay for goods, services, and any other personal and business expenses for my benefit. To effect her or his powers, my Agent has power to sign a power of attorney drafted by the institution, and shall have access to my safe deposit box.
To purchase, pay premiums and make claims on life, health, automobile and homeowners’ insurance, except my agent shall not have the power to cask in or change the beneficiary of any life insurance policy.
6. Estate Plan.
My Agent has no authority to make or amend a will on my behalf, and has no power to make gifts on my behalf except to my spouse. My Agent has access to my will; in exercising powers, my agent shall take into account my estate plan as known to the agent.
7. Legal Advice and Proceedings.
To obtain and pay for legal advice, to initiate or defend legal and administrative proceedings on my behalf, including actions against third parties who refuse without cause to honor this document.
8. Government Benefits.
To apply for and receive any government benefits for which I may be eligible or become eligible, including but not limited to, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
9. Retirement Plan.
To contribute to, select payment option of, roll.over, and receive benefits of any retirement plan or IRA, except my agent shall not have power to change the beneficiary of any plan or IRA.
To complete and sign any local, state and federal tax returns, pay any taxes and assessments due and receive credits and refunds, to sign any IRS documents necessary to effectuate these powers.
STATEMENT AND SIGNATURE OF WITNESSES
We sign below as witnesses. This declaration was signed in our presence. The declarant appears to be of sound mind, and to be making this designation voluntarily, without duress, fraud and undue influence. Neither of us is an agent named in this document.
SIGNATURE OF NOTARY
County (Insert Name)
My commission expires (Insert Date)
Statement of Witness