Updated on September 27th, 2023
Connecticut power of attorney forms are documents designed to authorize a trusted agent to handle a person’s finances, property, medical decisions, or other important affairs. The types of powers of attorney vary depending on the tasks and responsibilities the principal (person who executes the document) wishes to designate to an attorney-in-fact. Once a power of attorney form is signed, the agent is bound by the document to act with the principal’s best interests in mind. Each type of power of attorney form will have different requirements for completion and execution.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – An advance directive allows the principal to designate a medical attorney-in-fact and outline their end-of-life health care treatment instructions.
Durable Power of Attorney – Executed by a principal for the purposes of appointing an agent to manage their financial affairs. Does not terminate in the event of the principal’s incapacitation.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – This document allows a person to appoint an agent to manage certain financial powers during their life, but the form becomes void if they are incapacitated.
Limited Power of Attorney – Sometimes referred to as a special power of attorney, this form is used to authorize an agent to perform specific tasks related to finances, business, or investments.
Motor Vehicle (Form A-83) Power of Attorney – Authorizes an agent to manage the transferring of ownership of a vehicle from the principal to another individual.
Download: Adobe PDF
Signing Requirements: Principal, two (2) witnesses, and Notary Public
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Temporarily authorizes a trusted representative to take over parental rights and duties for a parent who will be away or otherwise indisposed and unable to properly care for their children.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Allows a person to select an agent to handle a property sale, purchase, or other real estate-related transaction.
Tax (Form LGL 001) Power of Attorney – Transfers authority to oversee an individual’s taxes to a trusted representative.
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Signing Requirements: Taxpayer