General Power of Attorney Form | New Mexico

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Updated on May 10th, 2023

A New Mexico general power of attorney form allows someone to appoint someone else to handle all (or most) of their financial affairs. While a durable power of attorney remains intact in the event of the principal’s incapacitation, a general power of attorney becomes void as soon as the principal is unable to make important decisions for themselves. Since a person is only able to revoke a power of attorney document when they are of sound mind, this type of form serves as protection from unwanted decision-making following incapacitation. It is still recommended that the principal appoint a responsible and honest individual as their attorney-in-fact.

Signing Requirements (§ 45-5B-105) – Notary public.