The precise form of power of attorney used will depend on the the type to be prepared (property versus personal care, the goals of the grantor, and applicable law. In some cases, more than one power of attorney of each kind may be prepared, with certain variations between them, for an individual grantor.

Since powers of attorney are supposed to reflect the full extent of the grantor’s wishes and provide clear instructions to the attorney regarding how the administration of financial or health care decisions are to be carried out, it is preferrable to include a comprehensive set of administrative provisions (sometimes called “boilerplate”). This can significantly reduce the chances of interpretation issues and legal challenges. There is no “one size fits all” solution and powers of attorney must be customized to suit individual client needs including the administrative provisions.