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Rhode Island Short Form Power of Attorney
WARNING TO PERSON EXECUTING THIS DOCUMENT
This is an important legal document which is authorized by the general laws of this state. The powers granted by this document are broad and sweeping. They are defined in §§ 18-16-1 to 18-16-12, both inclusive, of the Rhode Island general laws in chapter 18-16 entitled "Rhode Island Short Form Power of Attorney Act."
The use of the short form power of attorney is strictly voluntary, and chapter 18-16 specifically authorizes the use of any other or different form of power of attorney upon mutual agreement of the parties concerned.
Known All Men by These Presents, which are intended to constitute a GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY pursuant to the Rhode Island Short Form Power of Attorney Act:
That I ________________ (insert name and address of the principal) do hereby appoint _____________ (insert name and address of the agent, or each agent, if more than one is designated) my attorney(s)-in-fact TO ACT ________________ .
(If more than one agent is designated and the principal wishes each agent alone to be able to exercise the power conferred, insert in this blank the word "severally". Failure to make any insertion or the insertion of the word "jointly" shall require the agents to act jointly.)
First: In my name, place and stead in any way which I myself could do, if I were personally present, with respect to the following matters as each of them is defined in the Rhode Island Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney Act to the extent that I am permitted by law to act through an agent:
(STRIKE OUT AND INITIAL ON THE OPPOSITE LINE ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE SUBDIVISIONS AS TO WHICH THE PRINCIPAL DOES NOT DESIRE TO GIVE THE AGENT AUTHORITY. THIS ELIMINATION OF ANY ONE OR MORE OF SUBDIVISIONS (A) TO (I), INCLUSIVE, SHALL AUTOMATICALLY CONSTITUTE AN ELIMINATION ALSO OF SUBDIVISION (J).
To strike out any subdivision the principal must draw a line through the text of that subdivision AND write his initials in the line opposite.
(A) real state transactions;
(B) chattel and goods transactions;
(C) bond, share and commodity transactions;
(D) banking transactions;
(E) business operating transactions;
(F) insurance transactions;
(G) claims and litigations;
(H) benefits from military service;
(I) records, reports and statements;
(J) all other matters;
(Special provisions and limitations may be included in the statutory short form power of attorney only if they conform to the requirements of the Rhode Island Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney Act.)
Second: This power of attorney shall:
(A) be of indefinite duration or
(B) terminate on the following date, ________________, unless otherwise terminated by revocation, destruction or other affirmative action.
Third: Hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney(s) or substitute(s) do or cause to be done.
In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal this _____________ day of __________, 20___.
___________________________ (Signature of Principal) (Seal)
This power of attorney shall not be affected by the subsequent incompetency of the donor.
In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal this _______________ day of ________ 20_____.
__________________________ (Signature of Principal) (Seal)
The execution of this statutory short form power of attorney shall be duly acknowledged by the principal in the manner prescribed for the acknowledgement of a conveyance of real property. This means having this document recorded or filed by the town clerk or recorder of deeds.
If more than one agent is designated by the principal, such agents, in the exercise of the powers conferred, shall act jointly unless the principal specifically provides in such statutory short form power of attorney that they are to act severally.
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