Wyoming power of attorney forms are instruments that enable the creator (called the “principal”) to grant authority unto an agent and substitute agent enabling them to fulfill tasks on their behalf. The agent, often referred to as the attorney-in-fact, may be assigned to a simple task such as completing a real estate transaction when the principal is out of the country, or transfer the title of a motor vehicle with the DMV. Power of attorney forms can be drafted to grant broader authority to the agent as well, enabling the agent to make health care decisions when the principal is incapacitated or to generally manage their finances. Whatever the reason, the agent must be an individual that the principal can rest assured will act in accordance with the document’s directions and to their benefit.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – An advance directive details instructions regarding the principal’s medical treatment should they become incapacitated. It also names the health care agents who are assigned to care for the principal and make decisions on their behalf.
Durable Power of Attorney – A financial power of attorney that persists beyond the principal’s incapacitation. It can become effective upon signing or upon the principal’s loss of decisional capacity.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A non-durable power of attorney such as this is one grants broad financial powers that terminate upon the loss of the principal’s ability to make decisions for themselves.
Limited Power of Attorney – A limited power of attorney assigns the authority to accomplish the task or small set of tasks listed in the power of attorney document. Generally speaking, it will terminate upon the completion of the agent’s duties.
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – A motor vehicle power of attorney is used when the principal requires a representative to title, register, or transfer ownership of their vehicle.
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – A minor child power of attorney grants temporary parental rights to a trusted representative.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Should the principal be unable to carry out a real estate transaction themselves, they can complete a power of attorney and have a representative do so in their stead.
Tax (Form 2848) Power of Attorney – A tax power of attorney provides an agent, usually an accountant, to access the principal’s financial information and file their taxes on their behalf.
Signing requirements: Taxpayer and representative(s)