Rhode Island Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

Although some individuals may be comfortable with granting the party they choose to represent them, their Agent, unconstrained decision making powers, those who do not should execute a Rhode Island Limited (Special) Power of Attorney. By its very nature, this legally-binding form seeks to constrain the decision making powers the Agent is permitted to make use of. A Principal must decide the extent they wish to constrain them, and can do so by specifying such features as the time and/or situation in which the powers will begin, the period of time they can be used, the types of tasks they can be used in to complete.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Rhode Island Short Form Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 18-16-2) – State law dictates that for a Power of Attorney to be lawful, the Principal must sign and acknowledge it. In line with general recommendations given to the Principal of a Power of Attorney, it is highly advised that the Principal signs the Power of Attorney before a Notary Public and two (2) witnesses.