Utah allows adults to execute power of attorney forms. These legal documents allow someone, known as a principal, to transfer authority to another person, called an agent. Typically, people use these so an agent can take care of their medical or financial affairs. Creating a power of attorney can be an important part of estate planning, so someone else can manage your property and finances if you suffer from a condition that prevents you from doing so. It can also benefit principals who know they will be absent from their business beforehand, but need someone to perform financial tasks in their absence.