West Virginia Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form
It is possible to constrain the extent to which an Agent may act on behalf of a Principal by enacting a particular type of Power of Attorney, namely, the West Virginia Limited (Special) Power of Attorney. This legal instrument comprises of purposely specific terms so that there is no confusion as to the constrained nature of the Agent’s powers. For example, a Principal can use one to direct an Agent to take their children to school only if they are unexpectedly called into work early. One feature that is commonly found in Special Power of Attorney forms is that they will clearly specify when the arrangement will come to an end.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws – Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Signing Requirements (§ 39B-1-105) – The signing requirements for a West Virginia Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form are relatively straightforward. The Principal simply needs to ensure the form is signed either by them or another individual they nominate to sign on their behalf. They will also need to undertake an acknowledgement before an individual authorized to administer acknowledgements e.g. a Notary Public.