Delaware recently revised its power of attorney laws. The revisions affect individuals who want to create durable powers of attorney for themselves as individuals. (There are other types of powers of attorney that are not affected.)
The new law provides additional protections and warnings intended to decrease fraud and ensure that those who make durable powers of attorney in Delaware understand the risks involved.
Some of the key changes include:
Nolo has implemented these changes for Quicken WillMaker Plus. The revised document is available through the program's Web Update feature. If you signed a Delaware durable power of attorney before October 1, 2010, your document is perfectly legal. If you want to make a Delaware durable power of attorney now, make sure you have downloaded the most recent web update.