Connecticut Limited Power of Attorney Form
A Connecticut limited power of attorney is a legal form that gives a person the legal ability to make decisions or complete tasks for another person. The term “principal” describes the person initiating the document and assigning duties. An “agent” is the individual responsible for carrying out the requests.
Per § 1-350m, once the agent agrees to act for the principal, they are bound by state law to work in the principal’s best interests. This statement means the agent:
- Limits their decision(s) to only the stated information in the power of attorney;
- Maintains diligent record keeping; and
- Cooperates with any other agents as assigned by the principal.
A limited power of attorney allows a person to complete one-time tasks for another individual. It is unique compared to other types because it does not last as long. The document ends when it reaches its expiration, or the agent fulfills their duties.
Signing requirements (§ 1-350d): The principal must sign in front of a notary public and two (2) witnesses, who must also sign.