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A statutory power of attorney is one of the most important legal documents a person can execute during their lifetimes. Very few lawyers would dispute
IRS, New York State and City Department of Taxation, Social Security Administration, and the NY Statutory Power of Attorney
The New York Power of Attorney gives broad authority to the Agent with respect to managing the financial affairs of the Principal. But, will those
§ 5-1514. Certain gift transactions; formal requirements; statutory form. 1. If the principal intends to authorize the agent to make gifts other than gifts authorized
§ 5-1513. Statutory short form power of attorney. 1. The use of the following form in the creation of a power of attorney is lawful,
§ 5-1512. Powers of attorney executed in other jurisdictions. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-1501B of this title, a power of attorney executed in another
§ 5-1511. Termination or revocation of power of attorney; notice. 1. A power of attorney terminates when: (a) the principal dies; (b) the principal becomes
§ 5-1509. Appointment of monitor. A principal may appoint a monitor or monitors in the power of attorney who shall have the authority to request,
§ 5-1508. Co-agents and successor agents. 1. A principal may designate two or more persons to act as co-agents. Unless the principal provides otherwise in
§ 5-1505. Standard of care; fiduciary duties; compelling disclosure of record. 1. Standard of care. In dealing with property of the principal, an agent shall
§ 5-1504. Acceptance of statutory short form power of attorney. 1. No third party located or doing business in this state shall refuse, without reasonable
§ 5-1502N. Construction–all other matters. In a statutory short form power of attorney, the language conferring general authority with respect to “all other matters” must
§ 5-1502M. Construction–tax matters. In a statutory short form power of attorney, the language conferring general authority with respect to “tax matters”, must be construed
§ 5-1502L. Construction–retirement benefit transactions. In a statutory short form power of attorney, the language conferring general authority with respect to “retirement benefit transactions” must
Power of Attorney: Construction–health care billing and payment matters; records, reports and statements (5-1501K)
§ 5-1502K. Construction–health care billing and payment matters; records, reports and statements. In a statutory short form power of attorney, the language conferring general authority