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 Advance Health Care Directive/Living Will.
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 adult 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 by Missouri Estate Planning, LLC, and is managed by the law office of Michael J. Denk Attorney at Law. He has practiced law in the State of Missouri for 33 years and presently maintains his office in St. Louis County, Missouri.
Updated January 2021
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