The Nebraska Power of Attorney is a document that provides individuals with the ability to convey their own decision-making authority to someone else whom they trust. This document comes in many forms and allows the individual conveying their authority, known as the Principal, the most versatility to convey only the authorities that he or she wishes. For example, a power of attorney can cover healthcare matters, tax preparation, vehicle registration, childcare, and other matters. The person who the Principal appoints to handle these affairs is referred to as an Agent. In Nebraska, all documents must conform to Chapter 30 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes which requires all power of attorney documents to be in writing and display the date of execution. Furthermore, when a healthcare power of attorney is being employed, the Principal may not be pregnant.
In order to complete a Nebraska Power of Attorney, the first thing that a Principal will need to do is identify themselves. This will mean that the Principal will need to provide his or her full first and last name, along with their address. Next, the Principal will need to identify their Agent. This is accomplished by providing the Agent's full name, address, and telephone number. Once the Agent has been appointed, the Principal will then describe which powers are being conveyed. Additionally, these powers can be limited or broad, depending on the Principal's needs. Finally, the document will need to be dated, signed, and witnessed by two (witnesses) or notarized before it will take effect. It is important to note that whether a particular power of attorney form needs to be notarized, signed by two (2) witnesses, or both, will depend on the type of power of attorney being used.