A Maine durable power of attorney form is a legal document through which an individual (“the principal”) can confer legal authority to another individual (“the agent”) to make financial decisions on their behalf. A durable power of attorney stays in effect even if the principal becomes incapacitated, while a general power of attorney does not.
In Maine, power of attorney forms are durable by default.
- Statute: § 5-901 (Maine Uniform Power of Attorney Act).
- Presumed Durable: Yes — durability presumed (§ 5-904).
- Signing: The signature of the principal is required.
- Notarization: Requires notarization (§ 5-905). Notarization is also required for the Agent’s Certification when this form is signed and utilized—although the use of it is not mandatory. (§ 5-905(1), § 5-951)).
- Statutory Form: No, only an Agent’s Certification Form.