A Maine power of attorney is a document that you can use to appoint your official representative (agent). Depending on the type of POA, the agent will be able to perform certain actions on your behalf, for instance, handling your tax affairs, dealing with real estate matters, health questions, and more.
We not only provide you with a summary of the different types of POA in Maine, but we have also prepared forms that you can use simply by downloading them from our website. There are several state-created forms also recommended for use: Appointment of an Authorized Representative for health care, Form 2848ME for taxes.
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Durable power of attorney allows you to appoint an agent who can make decisions and manage your financial affairs. By completing a DPOA, you can be sure that even if you suddenly become incapacitated, you will have a trusted person to take care of the finance questions on your behalf.
|Also Known As||Maine DPOA|
Medical power of attorney or appointment of an authorized representative gives you the ability to solve important medical issues the way you want them to be. By appointing an agent for health care matters, you enable your trustee to make decisions for you if you are unable to communicate on your own.
|Also Known As||Health Care POA or MPOA|
|Signing Requirements||Two Witnesses|
|Download||PDF Template | Appointment of an Authorized Representative (DOC)|
General power of attorney may be completed by you to empower your agent to make decisions and conduct business on your behalf regarding financial and real estate matters. The form is only valid while you are in sound mind.
|Also Known As||Generic Financial POA|
Limited power of attorney is used if you want to transfer only specific powers to your agent and limit them in time. Thus, you can create this document to suit your specific needs.
|Also Known As||Special POA|
Child power of attorney is a form that parents can fill out if they need to delegate to another person any power regarding care, custody, or property of the minor. The actions of the guardian are limited by law and the duration of the form is not more than 12 months.
|Also Known As||Minor POA|
Real estate power of attorney allows you to provide your agent with the ability to perform various actions with your property. Your representative will be able to sell, rent, lease and do other things concerning the specified property.
|Also Known As||Limited Real Estate POA|
State tax power of attorney (Form 2848-ME) is completed by taxpayers if they want to delegate the task of completing tax forms to their authorized person (for example, an accountant). Also, your representative will have the right to answer for you to Maine Revenue Services.
|Also Known As||Form 2848-ME|
|Download||Form 2848-ME (DOC)|
Vehicle power of attorney is completed and signed to authorize your agent to perform certain legal actions with your vehicle in the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles. For instance, an agent will be able to handle matters related to the registration and titling of the vehicle.
|Also Known As||BMV POA|
|Signing Requirements||Certified Technician and Notary Public|