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Wisconsin Power of Attorney Forms

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)

  1. Advance Directive
  2. Durable
  3. General
  4. Limited
  5. Living Will
  6. Medical
  7. Motor Vehicle (DMV)
  8. Minor (Child)
  9. Real Estate
  10. Tax (Form A-222)

Advance Directive – A two (2) part document that lists the principal’s post-incapacitation healthcare preferences and selects a health care agent.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 154.03(1) and § 155.10(1)(c)): Two (2) witnesses

 


Durable Power of Attorney – A financial power of attorney that grants authority that persists beyond the principal’s incapacitation.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 244.05): Notarization

 


General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A financial power of attorney whose authority terminates upon the principal’s incapacitation.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 244.05): Notarization

 


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.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 244.05): Notarization

 


Living Will – A document that details the principal’s preferences with regard to health care treatment and end-of-life care.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: (§ 154.03(1)): Two (2) witnesses

 


Medical Power of Attorney – Names an agent who will care for the principal’s health care and ensure that their wishes are being honored.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: (§ 155.10(1)(c)): Two (2) witnesses

 


Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – Enables an agent to register and transfer ownership of the principal’s vehicle.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements: Notarization

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Transfers authority to care for a child from a parent to a temporary guardian.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 48.979(2)): Parent(s)/guardian(s), agent, AND two witnesses or notarization

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Enables an agent to act and sign on behalf of a buyer/seller/owner of real estate.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements: (§ 244.05): Notarization

 


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.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Taxpayer