Indiana Code Title 30. Trusts and Fiduciaries § 30-5-4-4




Sec. 4 . (a) Except as stated otherwise in the power of attorney, an attorney in fact fails to serve or ceases to serve when:

(1) the attorney in fact dies;

(2) the attorney in fact resigns;

(3) the attorney in fact is adjudged incapacitated by a court;

(4) the attorney in fact cannot be located upon reasonable inquiry;

(5) the attorney in fact, if at one time the principal's spouse, legally is no longer the principal's spouse;  or

(6) a physician familiar with the condition of the current attorney in fact certifies in writing to the immediate successor attorney in fact that the current attorney in fact is unable to transact a significant part of the business required under the power of attorney.

(b) Except as stated otherwise in the power of attorney, if the replaced attorney in fact reappears or is subsequently able to transact business, the successor attorney in fact shall remain as the attorney in fact.

(c) Except as otherwise stated in the power of attorney, an attorney in fact designated as a successor has the powers granted under the power of attorney to the original attorney in fact.

(d) Unless a power of attorney provides a different method for an attorney in fact's resignation, an attorney in fact may resign by giving notice to the principal and, if the principal is incapacitated:

(1) to:

(A) the principal's guardian, if a guardian has been appointed for the principal;  and

(B) a co-attorney in fact or successor attorney in fact;  or

(2) if there is no person described in subdivision (1), to:

(A) the principal's caregiver;

(B) another person reasonably believed by the attorney in fact to have sufficient interest in the principal's welfare;  or

(C) a governmental agency having authority to protect the welfare of the principal.





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