By enlisting the support of a Hawaii power of attorney, you’ll give someone else the ability to make financial or life decisions on your behalf. When you fill out a power of attorney form in Hawaii, you need to get it notarized. Photocopies of the document have the same power as original copies.
The following people can serve as a power of attorney for you in Hawaii:
Whatever relationship the person you choose has with you, the PoA document will refer to them as “agent.”
Hawaii Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney in Hawaii is a person who’s permitted to make transactions and financial decisions on your behalf up until you die or revoke the power.
Hawaii General Power of Attorney
A general power of attorney in Hawaii is similar to a durable attorney, except the document becomes ineffective when you become incapacitated. Like with a durable arrangement, you can terminate the agreement at any time.
Hawaii Limited Power of Attorney
If you’d like someone to manage your finances, including executing stock trades, a limited PoA in Hawaii may be the right fit for you. In this case, you’d still have control over withdrawals and fund transfers.
Hawaii Medical Power of Attorney
Hawaii offers you the option to choose a medical power of attorney who would make medical decisions on your behalf. In the document, you can describe how you wish them to act under different circumstances and any conditions that would make the agreement void.
Hawaii Minor (Child) Power of Attorney
If a parent in Hawaii has an illness or circumstances require them to be temporarily absent from their child’s life, they can choose a minor power of attorney. In this case, they can select an individual they trust to serve as a temporary guardian in their absence.
Hawaii Power of Attorney FAQs
Now let’s look at some common questions about setting up your legal documents in Hawaii.