Generally, a power of attorney that is valid when you sign it will remain valid even if you change your state of residence. While other states should recognize the grant of a power of attorney under a power of attorney properly executed under another state’s law, each state has its own statutory requirements for such documents.
If you know that transactions may be necessary in another state should you become incapacitated, it is best to find out from local legal counsel what that state’s requirements are concerning the durable power of attorney document and, if necessary, have a document drafted which meets the requirements of that state.
Although it should not be necessary to sign a new power of attorney merely because you have moved to a new state, it is a good idea to take the opportunity to update your power of attorney.
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