Georgia Limited Power of Attorney Form
A Georgia limited power of attorney is a form that is used by a person (the “principal”) to give an agent (or “attorney-in-fact”) the ability to act in their place while carrying out certain tasks. This form is commonly used to allow an agent to make financial decisions, sign forms, and run errands for the principal. It gives restricted power as it outlines the exact duties that an agent must perform. This is different from a general power of attorney, which gives broader power.
By signing, the agent is agreeing to act in the best interest of the principal, stay within the limits set in the form, notify others when representing the principal, and maintain a record of receipts, documents, or other paperwork related to the assigned duties (§ 10-6B-70).
A limited power of attorney is temporary as it has a shorter duration than other types. It expires as soon as the agent finishes the requested duties, or it reaches its end date. It is not durable because it ends if the principal becomes mentally impaired. This means that they have experienced a medical event that impairs their ability to make decisions. Examples include severe brain injuries, dementia, or death. Durable and medical forms differ as they last if the principal is incapacitated.
This form ends once it expires or after the agent performs the duties requested of them. If the agent exercises powers they were not granted, or the principal wishes to revoke the contract, it can be terminated using a Georgia revocation form.
Signing requirements (§ 10-6B-5): The form must be signed in the presence of a notary public and one (1) witness.