Georgia Power of Attorney Forms

Georgia power of attorney forms legally grant decision-making powers to a person for either a set amount of time, permanently, or after a specific event. The principal’s purpose for completing the form is to have decisions made for themselves when they are unable to do so themselves. The principal can select anyone to be their agent, although family and close friends are among the most commonly selected.

Types (9)

Advance Directive – Allows an agent to make decisions, when required, regarding the principal’s health and/or treatment. In order to be legally binding, the form must be drafted and signed before the principal is incapacitated.

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Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – The standard POA for granting decision-making powers over finances. Is durable, which refers to the fact that the form remains in effect if the principal were to have a medical event that caused them to not be able to make decisions on their own.

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General Power of Attorney – Similar to the durable POA for finances, the general POA is used for assigning a representative who can make decisions over financial matters. The major difference: the contract terminates if the principal becomes incapacitated.

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Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form – A form used when the principal only wishes to grant specific powers to an agent for a limited amount of time. Example: signing a single legal document in the principal’s name.

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Minor Child Power of Attorney Form – Allows one (1) or more parents to designate an individual with temporary parental rights over their child. Commonly used in situations where the parents are required to leave their child(ren), such as active duty or a prison sentence.

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Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form T-8) – The state-official form for designating power over a principal’s motor vehicle (or a motor vehicle they are looking to purchase).

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Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form – Used for nominating a person with permission to buy, sell, and/or manage a property on behalf of the principal.

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Revocation Power of Attorney Form – Used for terminating an active POA. Must be presented to the agent upon completion.

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Tax Power of Attorney Form (RD-1061) – The RD-1061 is a document that gives a taxpayer the legal means of authorizing a representative to view, handle, and file their taxes.

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Laws & Signing Requirements

  • Georgia Power of Attorney Laws: Title 10, Ch. 6B, Article 1 “Georgia Power of Attorney Act”
  • State Definition of Power of Attorney (§ 10-6B-2(7)): “means a writing or other record that grants authority to a person to act in the place of an individual, whether or not such term is used.”
  • State Definition of Advance Directive (§ 31-32-2 (1)): “means a written document voluntarily executed by a declarant in accordance with the requirements of Code Section 31-32-5.”
  • Signing Requirements
    • General / Durable POA (§ 10-6B-5): At least one (1) witness and signed in presence of a Notary Public or other authorized entity.
    • Advance Directive (GA Code § 31-32-5): Attested and subscribed in the presence of the declarant by two (2) witnesses.