Wisconsin Power of Attorney Forms

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Power of Attorney for Wisconsin

A power of attorney allows an agent to act on your behalf based on the terms of the document, whether a General Power of Attorney, Limited Power of Attorney, Child Care Power of Attorney or others.

Wisconsin Power of Attorney Laws

Durable: A durable POA remains effective even if the Principal becomes disabled, incapacitated, or incompetent. In Wisconsin the laws of Section 244.04 provide that a power of attorney is durable unless it expressly states if terminates by the incapacity of the principal.

POA Terminates: A Wisconsin power of attorney terminates when the principal dies, becomes incapacitated, if the power of attorney so provides, revokes the power of attorney, the power of attorney provides that it terminates by it's terms or in case of a limited POA when the purpose of the power of attorney is accomplished.

Agent: The POA is also terminated if you revokes your agent's authority, or the agent dies, becomes incapacitated, or resigns unless the power of attorney provides for an alternate agent.

Effect of Termination on Third Parties: If the agents power is terminated or the POA is terminated or revoked or otherwide ends, actions by the agent remain effective as to third parties without actual knowledge of the termination and acts in good faith.

Effect of Termination on Agent: Acts by your agent without actual knowledge of termination in good faither remain effective.

Incapacity: If the POA is not durable, acts of the agent or third party made in good faith without knowledge of the incapacity remain effective.

Execution of a Second Power of Attorney: If you make a second POA it does not revoke a previous POA you made unless the prior POA has been terminated or you revoke it. You can revoke it by stating so in the new POA and provide notice.

General Power of Attorney

Q: What is a General Power of Attorney

A General Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives the person you choose (the agent) the power to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive. The document must be signed by you (the principal) while you have the required legal capacity to give your agent clear and concise instructions. The appointment may be for a fixed period and can be revoked by you at any time providing you still have the legal capacity to do so. A power of attorney ceases when you die. The executor named in your will then takes over the responsibilities of your estate.

Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney

Q: What is a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney?

A: A Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows an individual to designate another person to make medical decisions for him or her when he or she cannot make decisions for himself or herself. In other words it names someone who stands in your shoes and tells the doctors what to do or what not do for you.

A Living Will is a document that allows a person to explain in writing which medical treatment he or she does or does not want during a terminal illness. A terminal illness is a fatal illness that leads ultimately to death. A Living Will takes effect only when the patient is incapacitated and can no longer express his or her wishes. The will states which medical treatments may be used and which may not be used to die naturally and without the patientís life being artificially prolonged by various medical procedures. Although the term Living Will may indicate that it is a Will, in reality, it is more similar to a Power of Attorney than a Will.

Limited or Special Power of Attorney?

Q: What is a limited or special power of attorney?

A: A Limited power of attorney is one which is limited to a specific act or particular purpose. It is also referred to as special power of attorney. A limited power of attorney allows the Principal to give only specific powers to the agent.

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