The Wisconsin Limited Power of Attorney Form is used, as the name implies, when the Principal wishes to limit the Agent’s power, by giving them a single specific power rather than the blanket power given by the General Power of Attorney. These agreements usually go into effect immediately upon being signed, as they are most often used by a Principal who wishes to delegate a certain responsibility, rather than by one who needs assistance in managing a responsibility.
In Wisconsin, in order for a Power of Attorney agreement to be valid it must be filled out and signed in the presence of a Notary Public. Unlike many states, the presence of a Notary Public cannot be replaced by other witnesses. Most law offices will have a Notary Public on staff or easily available.