Wisconsin Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney Form

When an individual is trying to ascertain the right type of Power of Attorney for their situation, it is vital to determine what their position is in regards to the contract’s durability. That is, they must decide whether they should enact a Wisconsin Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney, which will continue upon their incapacity, or a General Power of Attorney, which will discontinue upon it. If the individual (who is referred to as the Principal) decides that a durable type of Power of Attorney is most fitting with their needs, this form here includes all of the mandatory provisions needed for their wishes to be carried out.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Uniform Power of Attorney for Finances and Property

Signing Requirements (§ 244.05) – Wisconsin state law dictates that for a Durable Power of Attorney to be lawful, it is necessary for it to be:

  • Signed by the Principal, and
  • Acknowledged before a Notarial Officer who is authorized to take acknowledgments.