California Limited Power of Attorney Form
A California limited power of attorney is a three (3) page legal document used when a party (the principal) wants to grant decision-making powers to an agent in a limited capacity. It specifies what the agent can and cannot do when taking care of tasks.
The principal can remove the agent’s power at any time and set an expiration date so the person finishes the task by a specific time. It also terminates once the representative executes the tasks. For these reasons, it lasts for a shorter period than other power of attorney forms.
When completing the document, the principal must use specific language to help the agent understand their purpose. The assigned individual must only perform the tasks as stated.
Signing Requirements (§ 4121(c)): Must be witnessed by two (2) witnesses or acknowledged before a Notary Public.