Connecticut Power of Attorney Forms
A Connecticut Power of Attorney Form is made of nine (9) binding documents used for assigning a representative to handle 1 or more personal tasks. The forms all vary in the amount of power they assign. A limited POA, for example, limits the agent’s power to handling only a few tasks, and will terminate once the tasks have been completed. A general POA, on the other hand, can grant an agent with power over the principal’s entire finances, giving them the right to move money out of their financial accounts, purchase real estate, and much more.
Because of the power given, the principal should select an agent they personally know and trust, which can include family, close friends, or a professional (such as an attorney).
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.
General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – Used for granting financial decision-making powers to another person.
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.
Medical Power of Attorney Form – Used for assigning an Agent to handle all decisions relating to the health of the Principal.
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.
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.
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.
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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Laws & Signing Requirements
- 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.