Idaho Limited Power of Attorney
An Idaho limited power of attorney (POA) is a form that is used by a person (named the “principal”) to give another person (named the “agent”) legal power to represent them when completing various tasks. This includes managing real estate, transferring a vehicle title, handling tax-related matters, and much more. A limited POA differs from a general POA as it requires the agent to complete specific tasks by a certain date.
Signing requirements (§ 15-12-105): The form must be notarized.
How to Get a Limited Power of Attorney?
To get a limited power of attorney, the principal must download, complete, and sign the document. When writing it, they must appoint an agent and specify each task that they’d like that person to carry out. Both parties should keep a copy of the signed form as proof of their agreement.
The agent must be trustworthy and responsible. For this reason, the principal typically chooses a family member or close friend. By signing, the agent agrees to perform each task as stated. If they act outside of their limits or the principal wishes to remove their power, they can do so by completing an Idaho revocation form.
This document is not long-lasting, unlike durable POAs or medical POAs, which continue to give the agent power even if the principal is unable to make decisions for themselves. Instead, a limited POA immediately ends if the principal becomes incapacitated.
In this case, Idaho law requires a statement about the mental (or physical) condition of the principal. It must be written and signed by a physician, licensed psychologist, licensed attorney at law, or another authorized person (§ 15-12-109).