Power of attorney (POA) is the legal authority to make financial, business, or medical decisions on behalf of another person.
Giving a trusted “agent” the legal power to make decisions on your behalf can be done using a power of attorney form (you are the “principal”).
Find your free Wisconsin (WI) power of attorney form by type below.
Wisconsin (WI) Power of Attorney Documents
Power of Attorney Delegating Parental Powers in Wisconsin
An agent nominated in a Wisconsin parental power of attorney is assigned responsibility for a minor child for a limited period of time.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Wisconsin
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
Chapter 244 of the Wisconsin Statutes governs Uniform Powers of Attorney for Finance and Property in the state of Wisconsin. The forms offered on this page comply with this chapter of the Wisconsin statutes.
Wisconsin POA Requirements
For a power of attorney to be valid in Wisconsin, it must be in writing and meet the following requirements:
- The POA must include:
- Name, contact information, and signature of the principal
- Name and contact information of agent(s)
- Powers granted
- Date of execution
- When the powers start and end
- If the principal is unable to sign the document, another individual instructed by the principal and in their presence may sign the document on their behalf
- The principal or the instructed individual must sign the document in the presence of a notary public