Power of attorney (POA) is the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of another person.
You (the “principal”) can use a power of attorney form to appoint any individual (the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to manage your financial, medical, or other legal affairs.
There are different types of power of attorney. The form you need depends on what the POA is for and when it’s effective.
Find your free Wyoming (WY) power of attorney form by type below.
Wyoming (WY) Power of Attorney Documents
How to Get Power of Attorney in Wyoming
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
All the forms on this page meet the requirements of the Wyoming Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
Wyoming Power of Attorney Requirements
According to the Wyoming Uniform Power of Attorney Act, a power of attorney executed in WY must meet the following requirements to be legally valid:
- The power of attorney form must contain:
- The name and contact information of the principal and agent(s)
- What powers are granted to the agent, described using clear and specific language
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- The date of execution
- The signatures of the principal and agent.
- The principal must acknowledge their signature on the POA form before a notary public.
If your power of attorney is durable, it needs to contain specific language stating that the agent’s powers aren’t affected by the principal’s subsequent disability or incapacity.