This Missouri Durable Power of Attorney website has been created to provide Missouri residents with a simple and affordable method to acquire and implement a Durable Power of Attorney for Personal Financial Decisions, a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions and a Living Will/Health Care Directive.
The Missouri Durable Power of Attorney Law (Chapter 404.700-404.735 and 404.800-404.865 of the Missouri Revised Statutes) allows any competent individual the ability to create a document known as a Durable Power of Attorney with the primary focus of assisting in the management of such individual's affairs should he or she become incapacitated or disabled in the future.
The individual creating the Durable Power of Attorney is known as the Principal and the person appointed as the legal representative of the Principal in such document is known as the Attorney in Fact. In such document the Attorney in Fact is granted legal authority to manage the financial or health care affairs of the Principal should the Principal become incapacitated or disabled. By creating such document an individual may avoid costly and time consuming court proceedings known as guardianship and conservatorship.
This website is owned and managed by Michael J. Denk Attorney at Law and all documents are drafted through his law office. He has practiced law in the State of Missouri for thirty years and presently maintains his office in west St. Louis County, Missouri.
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Updated January 2018