A Louisiana limited power of attorney authorizes an agent to perform tasks on behalf of the individual who executed the form (the “principal”). The tasks and duties granted by the principal can be anything from signing agreements, to consenting to the release of information, to handling a specific transaction or other financial responsibility.
The key component of a limited power of attorney is the narrow window of responsibility granted to the agent. They are allowed to perform the tasks granted to them and those tasks only. A limited power of attorney terminates either after the agent has completed their duties or on a specific termination date set forth in the document. Otherwise, the principal has the ability to revoke the power of attorney at any point in time.
Signing Requirements (CC 2993) – No specific requirements; signing in the presence of witnesses or a notary public is often recommended.