General Power of Attorney Illinois Form – PDF

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The Illinois general power of attorney is a document that transfers authority to an agent to act on behalf of the principal (individual creating the document) so long as the principal can make decisions for themselves. The financial powers granted are broad and sweeping, they allow the representative to make serious decisions for the principal, to sign on their behalf, and to otherwise act for the individual as if they were present to do so themselves. The document can be revoked through the creation of a new general power of attorney form, the execution of a revocation form, or, as mentioned above, through the incapacitation of the principal.

Signing requirements – An Illinois power of attorney document must be signed by the principal, a witness, and acknowledged before a notary public (755 ILCS 45/3-3(b)).