Power of attorney (POA) is the authority to make legal decisions on behalf of another person. It’s also the name of the legal document that grants this authority.
Using 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.
Power of attorney laws vary by state. So, you need to download the power of attorney form specific to Vermont (VT).
There are different types of power of attorney, so the form you need depends on what the POA is for and when the POA is effective.
Vermont (VT) Power of Attorney Documents
How to Get Power of Attorney in Vermont
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
The form you use must comply with Vermont Statutes Title 14 Chapter 123 (as all forms on this page do).
Vermont Power of Attorney Requirements
In accordance with Vermont Statutes Title 14 Chapter 123, power of attorney forms must meet the following requirements:
- The POA form must contain:
- The name and contact information of the principal and appointed agent(s)
- What powers are granted to the agent
- Specific limitations placed on the agent’s powers
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- The date of execution
- Signatures of the principal, agent, and witness
- The principal must sign the power of attorney form in front of a witness and acknowledge their signature before a notary public.
If you don’t include a statement of durability in your power of attorney form, it will be automatically revoked if you become incapacitated.