Power of attorney (POA) is the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of another person. It’s also the name of the legal document you use to assign this power.
A power of attorney form allows you (the “principal”) to appoint any individual (the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to manage your financial, medical, or other legal affairs.
There are different types of power of attorney for different situations, and the requirements vary by state.
Find your power of attorney form for New Hampshire (NH) below.
New Hampshire (NH) Power of Attorney Documents
How to Get Power of Attorney in New Hampshire
To set up a power of attorney, the principal and agent must fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
In New Hampshire, powers of attorney for financial matters must abide by Chapter 564-E of the New Hampshire Statutes, also known as the Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
All the forms on this page comply with New Hampshire laws.
New Hampshire Power of Attorney Requirements
To be valid in New Hampshire, your power of attorney must meet the requirements in Chapter 564-E of the New Hampshire Statutes, including:
- The power of attorney form must contain the following information:
- The principal’s name, address, and signature
- The date of execution
- The name and address of the designated agent(s)
- Clear language describing the agent’s powers
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- The principal’s signature on the power of attorney form must be acknowledged before a notary public
Unless you specifically state that the power of attorney is revoked if you become incapacitated, it will be presumed to be durable.