Uniform Statutory Form Power Of Attorney Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Statutory Power of Attorney Act, technically called the "Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney Act," was created by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law (NCCUSL) in 1988. The Uniform Statutory Power of Attorney Act provides a legal template for a standardized power of attorney law recommended for enactment by the legislatures of the 50 states. One year after its creation, it was approved by the American Bar Association. Later, legislatures across the United States started to enact all or part of the document as the governing law in their jurisdictions. The primary function of the Uniform Statutory Power of Attorney Act is to allow the creation in each state of a statutory form to be used for powers of attorney in that state. The concept is to develop a uniform form rather than individually drafted powers or attorney or forms that are modified from what otherwise might be available in book of forms. The Uniform Statutory of Attorney Act applies only to financial powers of attorney.

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