Giving a trusted agent the legal power to make decisions on your behalf can be done through a power of attorney.
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- Wisconsin Powers of Attorney
- How to Get Power of Attorney in Wisconsin
Durable Power of Attorney – Wisconsin
An agent may continue to act on behalf of a principal who becomes incapacitated only if there is a durable power of attorney in place.
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All powers of attorney created in accordance with Wisconsin laws are presumed to be durable by default. If you wish for the powers granted to expire if you become incapaciatated, you must state that explicitly in your POA document.
Medical Power of Attorney – Wisconsin
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Financial Power of Attorney – Wisconsin
To nominate a third party (agent) to take care of your financial affairs, you should set up a financial power of attorney.
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Limited Power of Attorney – Wisconsin
Unlike a general (broad) power of attorney, a limited power of attorney has restrictions on the powers granted to an agent in a limited power of attorney. They’re used for a very specific purpose, such as for real estate or property transactions.
To create a limited power of attorney, download the forms below and sign only against the powers you wish to transfer to your agent. Leave the signature line beside the other powers blank.
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Power of Attorney Delegating Parental Powers – Wisconsin
An agent nominated in a 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
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 Winscons statutes.
To get a power of attorney, download and complete one of the following forms:
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