A Louisiana power of attorney is the legal authority for another individual or entity (the “agent”) to make decisions on your behalf (“the principal”). You can use the document to have someone sign paperwork and manage your affairs when you’re unable to (for example, while traveling or because your health prevents you).
Laws & Requirements
Statute: Louisiana Civil Code Articles 2985-3032.
Signing Requirements: For a power of attorney to be legally binding in the state of Louisiana, it must include the principal’s signature (§ 2993). No particular form is required, but it is recommended that the document be signed by two witnesses and a notary public.
Louisiana Power of Attorney – By Type
Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney
Ensure that your agent makes decisions on your behalf in transactions relating only to motor vehicles.
Signing Requirements: Notary public.