Maine Limited Power of Attorney Form
A Maine limited power of attorney is a legal document that is filled out by a person (the “principal”) when they want another person (the “agent”) to act as their representative for a period of time. The principal must include their name, address, list of given powers, effective date(s), and a signature, as well as the name of the designated agent. The person who has been granted the power must specify their contact information and sign the form in order for it to be valid.
A limited power of attorney is not long-lasting, meaning that it lasts for a set period of time, and is not valid once it reaches expiration. If the agent completes the tasks before the form expires, then it becomes null.
Since the document is not durable (like a general power of attorney), it removes all power from the agent if the principal becomes incapacitated or dies (§ 5-904). In addition, the principal is able to terminate the agreement at any point by using a Maine revocation form. This type of power of attorney can be used for very specific health-related choices. However, a principal should choose a medical power of attorney if they want the agent to have power indefinitely.
Signing requirements (§ 5-905(1)) – Must be notarized.