Changes to Connecticut Power of Attorney Law

Effective July 1, 2016, significant changes have been made to the Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act.

Generally, under the revised act: (1) The agent under a power of attorney is granted broader powers than granted under the current Act; (2) Probate Courts will have broader authority over the application and interpretation of powers of attorney; and (3) the Act requires people to honor the agent’s use of the power of attorney in most circumstances.

Although most provisions of the Act are effective July 1, 2016, Probate Court proceedings will be governed by the new Act effective October 1, 2015.

For a thorough analysis of the Act, see the report of Connecticut’s Office of Legislative Research at the following link: An Act Concerning Adoption of the Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act.

185775_1745456110853_1072275011_31952001_6630745_n[1]Posted on August 3, 2015
by Richard S. Land
Chipman Mazzucco

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