Connecticut Power of Attorney Forms

The Connecticut Power of Attorney Forms are legal documents that can be used individually or in conjunction with one another to assign decision-making powers to a person. Depending on the form selected, the powers granted can be wide and encompassing or limited to only a few select tasks. Spanning both personal and/or business matters, the scope of a POA can include finances, medical treatment, children, taxes, and property.

Types

Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney Form – The standard POA form. Used for ensuring that the wishes of the principal will continue to be carried out regardless of their state of mind or physical condition.

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General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – Used for granting financial decision-making powers to another person.

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Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form – A power of attorney document that allows the Principal to clearly outline specific powers for the Agent to uphold.

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Medical Power of Attorney Form – Used for assigning an Agent to handle all decisions relating to the health of the Principal.

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Minor Child Power of Attorney Form – A form used by parents and guardians for nominating another individual to make parental decisions on their behalf for a limited amount of time.

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Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form A-83) – A POA form that authorizes an Agent to perform actions relating to a motor vehicle owned (or soon owned) by the Principal.

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Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form – Used for assigning an Agent the power to make decisions (purchase, sell, manage, or refinance) relating to residential or commercial property.

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Revocation of Power of Attorney Form – It is important for a principal to keep this form in mind, as it serves an important purpose of ceasing a power of attorney if the principal does not wish for it to endure any longer.

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State Tax Power of Attorney (Form LGL-001) – Used for giving a tax preparer / accountant the power to file taxes and have access to sensitive tax-related information.

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What is a Connecticut Power of Attorney?

Connecticut Power of Attorney is a contract that stands as a legal record of the decision of one party (known as the Principal) to allow another party (known as the Agent) to act on their behalf for one or more matters related to the property, people, or obligations in their life. Neither party can be forced into entering into a Power of Attorney (POA) arrangement, otherwise, the contract will become void. It is also important to note that an Agent must meet the certain criteria set out in state POA laws.

  • Connecticut Power of Attorney Laws: Chapter 15c, “Uniform Power of Attorney Act”
  • State Definition of Power of Attorney (§ 1-350a(7)): “means a writing or other record that grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the principal, whether or not the term power of attorney is used.”
  • Signing Requirements (§ 1-350d): Must be 1) signed by the Principal, 2) notarized, and 3) signed by two (2) witnesses.

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