Vermont Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form
The clearly defined provisions that characterize a Vermont Limited (Special) Power of Attorney make it far easier for a Principal who enacts this legal document to regulate the reach of decision making powers they wish to grant their chosen Agent. This document effectively limits the Agent’s powers in such a way that makes it unlawful for the Agent to act outside the scope of their powers. As the Agent must carry out any provisions in the manner the Principal has made known in the form, the Principal should ensure they accurately convey their intentions in a way that is easy for the Agent to both understand and follow.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws – Powers of Attorney
Signing Requirements (14 V.S.A. § 3503) – The state of Vermont mandates that a Power of Attorney must be:
- Signed by the Principal,
- Signed in the presence of at least one (1) witness, and
- Acknowledged before a Notary Public.
It is optional for:
- The Principal to direct another individual to sign the document on their behalf in their presence.
- The Agent to sign the form.