By Joshua Berkley

Do you know what the requirements are for a valid Power of Attorney in Kentucky? In July 2020, a number of laws went into effect for the state of Kentucky. Among the important changes to the law was an amendment to the requirements for executing a new Power of Attorney.

Previously, a 2018 amendment to KRS 457.050 required that a Power of Attorney be signed by the Principal (the person granting powers to another), two disinterested witnesses, and have the Principal’s signature notarized.

This requirement has been rolled back, and the Power of Attorney now need only be signed by the Principal and notarized. If you have questions about this change to the Power of Attorney law, or other questions about Powers of Attorney generally, please feel free to contact our office at 📱502.205.9005.

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As always, each person’s situation is unique and it is always advised that you consult a reputable attorney. This post is for informational purposes only, is not intended to be legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

About the Author
Josh Berkley is an attorney and owner at Berkley Oliver PLLC who helps individuals implement plans to protect their assets and their loved ones. Josh focuses his practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law.  From assisting young parents in making a plan to provide for their children, to helping senior clients qualify for Medicaid, Josh works with clients to create estate plans and life plans tailored to each person’s specific goals. He also helps clients with a wide variety of important legal documents such Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Surrogate Designations, and Living Wills. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Josh here.