Rhode Island Power of Attorney Forms

The Rhode Island Power of Attorney Forms are legal agreements that give on person (known as the Agent or Attorney-in-Fact) the authority to make decisions or sign legal documents on behalf of another person (usually known as the Principal). These powers vary from agreement to agreement, and all of the agreements should be considered, depending on what powers they wish to give the Agent.

Form Description Types

Rhode Island Durable Power of Attorney Form

The Rhode Island Durable Power of Attorney Form continues to work even if the Principal is diagnosed with dementia, rendered comatose or otherwise rendered incapable of making their own decisions. This agreement is usually classified as Springing, IE it will…Read more ›

Rhode Island General Power of Attorney Form

The Rhode Island General Power of Attorney Form gives the Agent far reaching powers over almost all of the Principal’s financial agreements and affairs. What powers these are can vary slightly based on state and local laws, but in general…Read more ›

Rhode Island Medical Power of Attorney Form

The Rhode Island Medical Power of Attorney Form gives the Agent the power to make decisions about the Principal’s medical care. This agreement is always Durable, to the point where many states, including Rhode Island, include that term in the…Read more ›

Rhode Island Limited Power of Attorney Form

The Rhode Island Limited Power of Attorney Form (as the name implies) gives the Agent a limited or fixed power to act on behalf of the Principal. These are usually simple financial tasks the Principal wishes to delegate, such as…Read more ›

The Principal should be extremely careful choosing their Agent. A Power of Attorney agreement comes with both an enormous amount of responsibility, but also a certain amount of potential for abuse. The Principal should make sure to name an Agent who they trust to uphold the agreement and always act in good faith for what they think is the Principal’s best interests.

Rhode Island Power of Attorney Law

  • Rhode Island General Laws, Chapter 18, Section 16