A Wisconsin statutory durable power of attorney is a legal document that, once executed, grants authority to an agent (a.k.a., attorney-in-fact) to represent the principal signatory in the management of their finances. The individual executing the document may allow for a broad scope of power or may limit the agent to a few specific tasks. A durable power of attorney, unlike a general power of attorney, persists beyond the point of the principal’s incapacitation.
Agent’s Duties – § 244.14
Signing Requirements (§ 244.05) – Notary Public
Statutory Form – § 244.61
Statute – § 244.02(2)
“Durable power of attorney” means a power of attorney that is not terminated by the principal’s incapacity.