Pennsylvania Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

If placing limitations on the ability of their Attorney-in-Fact is of importance to a Principal, it is in their best interests to enact a Pennsylvania Limited (Special) Power of Attorney. The reason being is that this legal document includes provisions that meet this exact purpose. That is, a Limited Power of Attorney has legally-binding clauses that work to ensure the Attorney-in-Fact that a Principal nominates to act on their behalf can only assert the decision making powers they have been been bestowed in the specific ways the Principal wants them to.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements (§ 5601(b)) – State law stipulates that for a Power of Attorney to be effective, the following signing requirements must be met:

  • The Principal must sign it either by signature or mark (should they be incapable of signing it themselves, they are permitted to direct another individual to sign it on their behalf).
  • A Notary Public must acknowledge the Principal’s signature,
  • Two (2) individuals must witness the Principal’s signature, and
  • Include the notice outlined § 5601(c) at the beginning of the form, of which the must Principal sign.