The Maine limited power of attorney is a form completed by an individual (the principal) to choose an attorney-in-fact (a.k.a., “agent”) to represent them in a limited capacity. The acts that the chosen representative will be able to carry out should be clearly listed in the document to avoid any possible confusion. This particular document should not be employed by those who are looking to give an agent sweeping authority to oversee their finances or health care. However, the principal should be sure to select someone who they trust to act in their best wishes, as the agent will have full authority to perform as if they were the principal within the bounds of the document’s powers.
Signing Requirements (§5-905) – Notary Public