Washington General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form
The Washington General (Financial) Power of Attorney is a written type of legal recording that is initiated by a person known as the Principal. The Principal enacts it with the purpose of establishing a Power of Attorney that both allows them to name an Agent who will fulfill one or more tasks in their absence and will expire upon their incapacity. These features are uniform across all General Power of Attorney agreements. It is the sole point of difference that separates it from a Durable Power of Attorney, which is a legal recording that will continue upon the Principal’s incapacity.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws – Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Signing Requirements (RCW 11.125.050) – State law gives Principals two (2) options for verifying their signature on the Washington General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form. Namely, they can either acknowledge their signature before a Notary Public or another authorized individual, or have it attested by at least two (2) witnesses. If witnesses are used, they must meet certain requirements, as stated by this same provision.