Illinois Limited Power of Attorney Form
An Illinois limited power of attorney gives a trustworthy individual the capacity to carry out tasks for another person. The person creating the document is the principal, and the assigned person is the agent.
The agent must accommodate the principal’s needs thoroughly and responsibly. To prevent confusion, the appointed individual must read and understand the duties requested by the principal. It is unlawful to make decisions or carry out actions not listed in the form.
To protect themselves, the principal can set boundaries to ensure the agent does not act beyond their given power. They can place limits in three ways: 1) setting an initiation and termination date, 2) completing a revocation power of attorney to remove the agent’s authority, and 3) setting one-time simple tasks.
Signing requirements (755 ILCS 45/3-3(b)): The form requires signatures from a notary public and one (1) witness.