A New Hampshire durable power of attorney form (DPOA) is a legal document that allows someone (the “principal”) to name a trusted person (the “Agent”) to make financial and business decisions on their behalf in the state of New Hampshire.
The extent of authority granted can range from specific to comprehensive, based on the principal’s choice. The term “durable” signifies that this power of attorney remains valid even if the principal becomes incapacitated. Once signed in compliance with State law, the agent must provide this form to any third party they engage with while representing the principal.
In New Hampshire, power of attorney forms are durable by default, meaning that they are still valid even after you’re incapacitated. If you wish to terminate the DPOA once you become incapacitated, you must explicitly state so on the document.
- Relevant Laws: Chapter 564-E (New Hampshire Uniform Power of Attorney Act, effective January 1, 2018)
- Presumed Durable: Yes. § 564-E:104
- Signing: The principal’s signature is required on all powers of attorney.
- Notarization: A durable power of attorney needs to be notarized in New Hampshire. § 564-E:105
- Statutory Form: Yes — § 564-E:301
- Disclosure Document: This must be attached to your DPOA to ensure you are fully aware of the implications of creating a POA and giving powers to an agent. (§ 564-E:301)