New York Limited Power of Attorney Form
A New York limited power of attorney confers power onto an agent to make lawful, warranted choices for a principal.
The principal must be very specific when writing the tasks so that the agent clearly understands their role. This form is commonly used for duties like cashing a check or signing a document. It expires once the agent has carried out the tasks that they have been assigned or the form reaches its termination date.
A limited power of attorney is selected when assigning temporary, one-time responsibilities. Another type of form should be used for broader, long-term needs. For example, a durable power of attorney lasts indefinitely and allows the agent to make many decisions for the principal.
Signing requirements (§ 5-1501B): The principal must sign in front of a notary public.