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” is used to describe the person that initiates the form and assigns 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 act in the best interests of the principal at all times. This includes:
- Limiting their decision(s) to only what is stated in the power of attorney;
- Maintaining diligent record keeping; and
- Cooperating with any other agents as assigned by the principal.
A limited power of attorney gives a person the ability 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 the agent fulfills their duties or it reaches its expiration. A principal can also take away power at any time by filling out a revocation form. Unlike this type of form, a durable power of attorney gives an agent power even if the principal is unable to make decisions for themselves.
Signing requirements (§ 1-350d): The principal’s signature must be notarized and witnessed by two (2) other witnesses (who also sign the document).