An Illinois power of attorney officially recognizes a legally binding relationship between two parties – a principal and an agent. The agent can manage the principal’s personal, business, or legal affairs. The document allows you to choose someone you trust to make choices about your money and health care if you’re unable to do so or if you become “incapacitated” (can’t make your own decisions due to injury, disability, or illness).
Laws & Requirements
Signing Requirements: The power of attorney form must be signed by at least one witness and notarized (755 ILCS 45/3-3).