Wisconsin power of attorney forms are designed to allow an individual (called the principal) to elect a representative (called an agent) to act on their behalf. These documents are drafted for myriad reasons; one might employ one to ensure that their medical wishes are honored when they lose the capacity to communicate, or an individual may simply require someone else to register their vehicle for them. Whatever the reason, the agent selected should be trustworthy and capable of carrying out the task to which they were assigned.
By Type (10)
Advance Directive – A two (2) part document that lists the principal’s post-incapacitation healthcare preferences and selects a health care agent.
Durable Power of Attorney – A financial power of attorney that grants authority that persists beyond the principal’s incapacitation.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A financial power of attorney whose authority terminates upon the principal’s incapacitation.
Limited Power of Attorney – A non-durable power of attorney that terminates after the specific task or set of tasks for which it was created has been completed.
Living Will – A document that details the principal’s preferences with regard to health care treatment and end-of-life care.
Medical Power of Attorney – Names an agent who will care for the principal’s health care and ensure that their wishes are being honored.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – Enables an agent to register and transfer ownership of the principal’s vehicle.
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Transfers authority to care for a child from a parent to a temporary guardian.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Enables an agent to act and sign on behalf of a buyer/seller/owner of real estate.
Tax (Form A-222) Power of Attorney – Assigns power to an accountant or other competent individual to file one’s taxes or otherwise communicate with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer