Georgia Durable Power of Attorney Form
The Georgia Durable Power of Attorney (for finances) is a legal document used for assigning an individual (the “agent”) with the power to financial-related decisions on behalf of the person completing the form (the “principal”). Being a durable form, it will remain active in the event the principal can no longer make decisions on their own (typically due to medical reasons). Duties the agent may be required to complete include depositing funds, paying for goods and services, making investments, and applying for government benefits.
Laws: § 10-6B-70 “Form power of attorney”
Signing Requirements (§ 10-6B-5): The completed document must be signed by:
- One (1) witness (more witnesses are permitted if the principal so chooses), and
- A Notary Public (or other entity authorized to take acknowledgments).