Texas Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form
The Texas limited power of attorney, one of the main types of POA forms, is a legal document that any adult Texas resident can execute. With the form, the person completing it (the principal) can choose any number of powers to grant to an individual they know and trust (the agent).
The word “limited” refers to the fact that the principal often uses the form to give only a select number of powers for a short time. Typically, the principal completes the document when they need something relatively simple taken care of (the signing of a contract, for example) when they are out of town or unable to for another reason.
A defining attribute of the form is the precision in which the terms of the principal-agent relationship are described. This precision clarifies to the agent that their powers will be limited and special, instead of all-encompassing, which a more general POA provides.
Signing Requirements (§ 752.051): Acknowledged in front of a Notary Public.