Florida Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form
The Florida Limited (Special) Power of Attorney gives a party (called the “principal”) the option to bestow decision making powers to an Attorney-in-Fact (otherwise referred to as an “Agent”). By doing so, the principal will grant the Attorney-in-Fact with the legal capacity to represent them when carrying out one or more tasks of a specific nature. For instance, filing their taxes, applying for a certificate of title, or minding their children when they are not able to (commonly because the principal is out-of-state).
The form, which is non-durable in nature (terminates if the principal becomes incapacitated), is typically used for granting only one (1) or two (2) powers. Once the task(s) have been completed by the agent, the form will typically be terminated. If for any reason at all, the form needs to be terminated ASAP, the principal can complete a revocation of POA.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws: Title XL, Chapter 709, “Powers of Attorney”
Signing Requirements (§ 709.2105): A limited POA that is executed in Florida must be signed by the principal and both a) in the presence of two (2) witnesses and b) acknowledged by a Notary Public.
Notes on the form: Being a template, the form can (and should) be edited to accommodate to the unique needs of the situation. If the principal needs assistance in doing so, an attorney that focuses on estate law should be consulted.