Power of attorney (POA) is the legal authority to make financial, business, or medical decisions on behalf of another person. You use a power of attorney form to grant this authority.
The person assigning power of attorney is the “principal” and the person chosen to make decisions is the “agent.”
There are several types of power of attorney. The POA document you use must comply with state laws.
Find your free New Mexico (NM) power of attorney form by type below.
New Mexico (NM) Power of Attorney Documents
New Mexico Power of Attorney for a Minor Child
A New Mexico power of attorney for a minor child assigns parental responsibility for a limited time to a third party (agent or guardian).
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How to Get Power of Attorney in New Mexico
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
New Mexico is one of several US states to have adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA). All forms available on this page comply with the New Mexico UPOAA.
New Mexico POA Requirements
Powers of attorney created in line with New Mexico state laws are assumed to be durable unless the POA document explicitly states otherwise.
A power of attorney that complies with the requirements of the New Mexico UPOA should contain the following:
- name of the principal
- name and contact information of the agent(s)
- what powers are granted to the agent
- principal’s intent for living arrangements
- when the powers begin and end
- signature of the principal
In New Mexico, it isn’t mandatory to notarize your POA document. However, we recommend that you notarize your document — should a legal dispute arise, a signature in a notarized or acknowledged POA document will be presumed to be genuine.