There are numerous powers of attorneys to be had, depending on the context of your situation.  If a person assigns a power of attorney to a loved one, or a trusted party, they may retain a copy of that agreement.  It would be almost impossible for an uninvolved party to find out about the power of attorney in this scenario.  A power of attorney may also be executed by a person’s attorney, in which case it may have been distributed to relevant financial institutions or healthcare institutions, as well as to family members.

If you are concerned that someone does not have the authority they claim to have, you may ask to see the power of attorney document.  However, this does not guarantee that you will see the document.  A power of attorney is a personal document, not a public record.

If you have any further questions regarding estates and the law surrounding powers of attorney in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at