A Rhode Island durable power of attorney form delegates financial authority from principal to agent. The principal can appoint multiple agents to work together or independently. The second agent assumes responsibility only if the first agent cannot act promptly or is inaccessible. Once the form is signed in the presence of a notary public, the agent can utilize it for its intended purpose.
In Rhode Island, power of attorney forms can be made durable by including language that states the power of attorney continues indefinitely.
- Relevant Laws: Chapter 18-16 (Rhode Island Short Form Power of Attorney Act).
- Presumed Durable: No, but you can add language to make the power of attorney durable. § 18-16-2.
- Signing: Signature required. Witnesses are not required.
- Notarization: The signature must be acknowledged before a notary public or other authorized official. § 18-16-2.
- Statutory Form: Yes — § 18-16-2.