New York Power of Attorney Forms

The New York Power of Attorney Forms are a group of legal documents that allow one person to give another person the legal authority to act on their behalf. In this sort of agreement, the person receiving the power is known as the Attorney-in-Fact and the person giving the power is known as the Principal. The following forms are the most common examples of Power of Attorney agreements.

Form Description Types

New York Durable Power of Attorney Form

A New York Durable Power of Attorney Form is used when the Principal wishes to ensure their Attorney-in-Fact will still be able to act on their behalf even if the Principal is declared incapacitated. There are a variety of conditions…Read more ›

New York Medical Power of Attorney Form

A New York Medical Power of Attorney Form is used to give the Attorney-in-Fact authority to make decisions about the Principal’s health care and medical treatments. It is the only kind of agreement that can do this, as Medical Power…Read more ›

New York General Power of Attorney Form

A New York General Power of Attorney Form is used to give the Attorney-in-Fact blanket power over the Principal’s financial affairs. This will generally include overseeing their bank accounts, managing their investments, giving gifts on their behalf, etc. This does…Read more ›

New York Limited Power of Attorney Form

A New York Limited Power of Attorney Form is used when the Principal wishes to restrict the powers granted to the Attorney-in-Fact. As the name implies, this agreement gives the Attorney-in-Fact a single, limited power, usually so they can perform…Read more ›

The Principal should be extremely certain about what kind of powers they want to give the Attorney-in-Fact and what circumstances they want the agreement to become active, as what form they will need depends on what authority they wish to give the Attorney-in-Fact. The most common classifications for a Power of Attorney agreement are Springing, indicating it does not go into effect until the Principal has been incapacitated, and Immediate indicating it goes into effect immediately upon being signed.

New York Power of Attorney Law

  • New York State Code, General Obligation, Article 5, Title 15, Section 5