Wisconsin Power of Attorney Forms

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Wisconsin power of attorney forms are for the purpose of choosing any trusted person (“agent”) to represent the needs and affairs of someone else (“principal”). The most common forms are the durable-financial and medical versions as they have the option to remain valid for the lifetime of the principal. This means even if the principal should become incapacitated whether it is Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, or other mental disability those versions would remain legal for use. After signing any power of attorney document in accordance with State law, the agent may use the form by presenting it to third (3rd) parties at each occurrence when acting for the principal.

Types (9)


Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – This type of form is used when you wish to confer broad financial powers on another to take action on your behalf. Often people use this form for long-term planning purposes in anticipation of the possibility of getting to the point where they cannot take care of their own matters and want someone in place to handle things.

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Signing Requirements (§ 244.05): Notary public.

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – This type of document is similar to the durable type because it allows you to grant someone the ability to act in your stead in your financial matters. The difference lies in the duration. This type terminates automatically when the principal becomes incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements (§ 244.05): Notary public.

 


Limited Power of Attorney – This sort of form is for use when you wish to tailor the powers you are granting to your representative to a specific event or time frame.

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Signing Requirements (§ 244.05): Notary public.

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Delegate parental rights over a minor child for a period of up to one (1) year to another person.

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Signing Requirements (48.979(2)): The agent receiving parental rights must sign. While not required, a notary public should witness the signatures and notarize the document.

 


Medical Power of Attorney – You may use this form to appoint a loved one to act for you in the unfortunate event that you are unable to act on or communicate your health care wishes.

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Signing Requirements (§ 244.05): Two (2) adult witnesses.

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Allows an individual to transfer the authority to handle real property under Section 244.44.

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Signing Requirements (§ 244.05): Notary public.

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – May be used in the event you seek to cancel or terminate an existing POA that you may have entered into in the past.

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Signing Requirements: No specific requirement but it is recommended that the form is notarized.

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form A-222) – For use when you want to appoint a professional tax adviser to make filings, answer questions or handle other matters with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

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Signing Requirements: No signature required.

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney – You would use this type to make someone your agent in order to take actions involving the titling and registration of your motor vehicle.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.