Power of attorney is the legal authority to act on behalf of someone else. It’s also the document that gives this authority.
You can use a power of attorney form to have someone temporarily manage your affairs, or as a way to plan for the future. The person giving power of attorney is the “principal” and the person chosen to make decisions is the “agent.”
There are several types of power of attorney that can be used for financial, medical, or even broader needs.
Find your Maine (ME) power of attorney form by type below:
Maine (ME) Power of Attorney Documents
How to Get Power of Attorney in Maine
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
All Maine Power of Attorney forms on this page comply with the legal requirements in Maine. Other documents may be written up as well, as long as they use similar language.
Maine POA Requirements
The legal requirements that must be met to obtain power of attorney in Maine are as follows:
- The document must be signed by you, or you must instruct someone else to sign your name in your presence.
- There must be two witnesses to your signing of the document, or a notary can oversee and notarize the document.
- The form must follow the language provided in the Maine Revised Statutes 18-A M.R.S.A § 5-905.
- The agent must be a legal adult (18 years or older).