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Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property Eff. 7/1/11 (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 96-1195) Sec. 3-3. Statutory short form power of attorney for property. (a) The form prescribed in this Section may be known as "statutory property power" and may be used to grant an agent powers with respect to property and financial matters. The "statutory property power" consists of the following: (1) Notice to the Individual Signing the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property; (2) Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property; and (3) Notice to Agent. When a power of attorney in substantially the form prescribed in this Section is used, including all 3 items above, with item (1), the Notice to Individual Signing the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property, on a separate sheet (coversheet) in 14-point type and the notarized form of acknowledgment at the end, it shall have the meaning and effect prescribed in this Act. (b) A power of attorney shall also be deemed to be in substantially the same format as the statutory form if the explanatory language throughout the form (the language following the designation "NOTE:") is distinguished in some way from the legal paragraphs in the form, such as the use of boldface or other difference in typeface and font or point size, even if the "Notice" paragraphs at the beginning are not on a separate sheet of paper or are not in 14-point type, or if the principal's initials do not appear in the acknowledgement at the end of the "Notice" paragraphs. (c) The Notice to the Individual Signing the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property shall be substantially as follows: Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney For Property effective July 1, 2011 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com NOTICE TO THE INDIVIDUAL SIGNING THE ILLINOIS STATUTORY SHORT FORM POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. The form that you will be signing is a legal document. It is governed by the Illinois Power of Attorney Act. If there is anything about this form that you do not understand, you should ask a lawyer to explain it to you. The purpose of this Power of Attorney is to give your designated "agent" broad powers to handle your financial affairs, which may include the power to pledge, sell, or dispose of any of your real or personal property, even without your consent or any advance notice to you. When using the Statutory Short Form, you may name successor agents, but you may not name co-agents. This form does not impose a duty upon your agent to handle your financial affairs, so it is important that you select an agent who will agree to do this for you. It is also important to select an agent whom you trust, since you are giving that agent control over your financial assets and property. Any agent who does act for you has a duty to act in good faith for your benefit and to use due care, competence, and diligence. He or she must also act in accordance with the law and with the directions in this form. Your agent must keep a record of all receipts, disbursements, and significant actions taken as your agent. Unless you specifically limit the period of time that this Power of Attorney will be in effect, your agent may exercise the powers given to him or her throughout your lifetime, both before and after you become disabled. A court, however, can take away the powers of your agent if it finds that the agent is not acting properly. You may also revoke this Power of Attorney if you wish. This Power of Attorney does not authorize your agent to appear in court for you as an attorney-at-law or otherwise to engage in the practice of law unless he or she is a licensed attorney who is authorized to practice law in Illinois. The powers you give your agent are explained more fully in Section 3-4 of the Illinois Power of Attorney Act. This form is a part of that law. The "NOTE" paragraphs throughout this form are instructions. You are not required to sign this Power of Attorney, but it will not take effect without your signature. You should not sign it if you do not understand everything in it, and what your agent will be able to do if you do sign it. Please place your initials on the following line indicating that you have read this Notice: ...................................... (Principal's initials) Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney For Property effective July 1, 2011 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com (d) The Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property shall be substantially as follows: Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney For Property effective July 1, 2011 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com ILLINOIS STATUTORY SHORT FORM POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY 1. I, ...................................................................................................................................., (insert name and address of principal) hereby revoke all prior powers of attorney for property executed by me and appoint: ..................................................................................................................................... (insert name and address of agent) (NOTE: You may not name co-agents using this form.) as my attorney-in-fact (my "agent") to act for me and in my name (in any way I could act in person) with respect to the following powers, as defined in Section 3-4 of the "Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property Law" (including all amendments), but subject to any limitations on or additions to the specified powers inserted in paragraph 2 or 3 below: (NOTE: You must strike out any one or more of the following categories of powers you do not want your agent to have. Failure to strike the title of any category will cause the powers described in that category to be granted to the agent. To strike out a category you must draw a line through the title of that category.) (a) Real estate transactions. (b) Financial institution transactions. (c) Stock and bond transactions. (d) Tangible personal property transactions. (e) Safe deposit box transactions. (f) Insurance and annuity transactions. (g) Retirement plan transactions. (h) Social Security, employment and military service benefits. (i) Tax matters. (j) Claims and litigation. (k) Commodity and option transactions. (l) Business operations. (m) Borrowing transactions. (n) Estate transactions. (o) All other property transactions. (NOTE: Limita