A Connecticut durable power of attorney form is a document that grants someone (the “agent”) the legal authority to act and make decisions for another person (the “principal”) in the state.
Unlike a regular non-durable power of attorney (POA), a durable power of attorney (DPOA) stays in effect even if the principal becomes incapacitated and legally can’t make their own decisions.
This form is sometimes called a general durable power of attorney and a durable power of attorney for finances and is used for financial and business matters. To grant durable power over medical decisions, you need a medical power of attorney.
In Connecticut, all power of attorney forms are durable by default.
- Statute: § 1-350 (Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act).
- Presumed Durable: Yes — durability presumed (§ 1-350c).
- Signing Requirements: Signature, two witnesses, and date required.
- Notarization: Signature presumed genuine if acknowledged before a notary public or other official (§ 1-350d).
- Statutory Form: Yes (§ 1-352).