California General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form

The California General (Financial) Power of Attorney is a legal document that empowers a party (referred to in state law as either the Attorney-in-Fact) with the permission to make financial decisions for an individual who requests such a service. The Attorney-in-Fact is only allowed to exercise these decision making powers for the duration in which the individual is in a legally capable state. Should they become incapacitated, the arrangement will be wholly terminated.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements (Division 4.5, Ch.2, § 4121) – The Principal has a choice of either getting two (2) witnesses to witness their signature or a Notary Public to acknowledge the General (Financial) Power of Attorney.