Rhode Island Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

Although some individuals may be comfortable with granting the party they choose to represent them, their Agent, unconstrained decision making powers, those who do not should execute a Rhode Island Limited (Special) Power of Attorney. By its very nature, this legally-binding form seeks to constrain the decision making powers the Agent is permitted to make use of. A Principal must decide the extent they wish to constrain them, and can do so by specifying such features as the time and/or situation in which the powers will begin, the period of time they can be used, the types of tasks they can be used in to complete.


State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Rhode Island Short Form Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 18-16-2) – In the state of Rhode Island, a Limited POA only needs to be signed and acknowledged by the Principal. While not required of them, they are advised to undertake this process in the view of a Notary Public and/or two (2) witnesses.