Power of Attorney

The provisions of the Kansas Statutes concerning Powers of Attorney are found at K.S.A. 58-650 through 58-665. Execution of a “power of attorney” allows a named agent to perform transactions on one’s behalf. A “durable power of attorney” allows the named agent to continue to act even though the principal has become disabled.

Kansas recognizes a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions in K.S.A. 58-625 through 58-632. The named agent for the principal can act for the principal with regard to health care matters despite the subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal. The document must be in substantially the form set forth in K.S.A. 58-632 and must be executed in the manner stated in K.S.A. 58-629 (e).

Powers of Attorney should be viewed as powerful documents which need to be carefully understood. We look forward to assisting you with integration of these documents in your estate plan.