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
Wisconsin Durable Power of Attorney
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. All powers of attorney created in accordance with Wisconsin laws are presumed to be durable by default. If you want those powers to expire if you become incapacitated, you must state that explicitly in your POA document.
Wisconsin Medical Power of Attorney
Wisconsin Financial Power of Attorney
To nominate a third party (agent) to take care of your financial affairs, you should set up a financial power of attorney.
Wisconsin Limited Power of Attorney
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.
Power of Attorney Delegating Parental Powers in 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 Wisconsin’s statutes.
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