A Florida limited power of attorney is legitimate paperwork that allows an individual (recognized as the declarant or the principal) to transfer the right and responsibility to render decisions on their behalf to another individual (identified as the agent or the attorney-in-fact). Limited POA covers authorities regarding financial, estate, or property-related issues. It does not cover healthcare matters.
In Florida, a limited POA is used when the principal is forced to delegate his authority to the designated agent due to the principal’s vacancy or other personal reasons. For example, an individual may decide to rent his property to someone, but he has to go on a business trip to another state or country and cannot complete the deal on the agreed date. In this event, the principal can delegate his powers to a dependable person who will fulfill all necessary procedures in the principal’s absence.
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The Florida limited power of attorney is regulated by enactments described in §709.2101-709.2402 of the 2020 Florida Statutes. Following the state laws, the declarant and their potential representative must meet specific requirements:
The Florida limited power of attorney includes a section dedicated to the designation period, where the principal specifies the operative terms of the agreement.
|Document Name||Florida Limited Power of Attorney Form|
|Other Name||Florida Special Power of Attorney|
|Relevant Laws||Florida Statutes, Sections 709.2101 to 709.2402|
|Avg. Time to Fill Out||8 minutes|
|# of Fillable Fields||32|
|Available Formats||Adobe PDF|
Completing a legal document as a private agent might seem challenging, as the matter requires accuracy. Therefore, we have created a thorough guide to lead you through the process. To reduce efforts and achieve the best results, we encourage you to use our form-building software.
1. Submit the Declarant’s Identity
After creating the document online, you can start filling out the paperwork immediately. Insert the principal’s legal name and residency. If you are the one, please deliver your contact phone number as well.
2. Introduce the Agent
Enter the name of the appointed attorney-in-fact and deliver their contact data, including the address and phone numbers.
3. Define the Agent’s Powers
As your designated agent will act regarding the authority you grant, please specify the powers you delegate on the following lines in a free format. If there are any certain bounds and limitations, you should provide such information to avoid ambiguity.
4. Define the Period of Designation
This section consists of two parts: the operative date and the termination date. Specify both moments to determine the valid period of the Florida limited power of attorney. Choose between the alternatives and place your initials next to the preferable choice. Choose one in each subsection.
5. Determine a Successor Agent
Florida limited POA forms may differ in structure. Some templates offer a section where the principal can determine a successor attorney-in-fact if the designated agent refuses or neglects to conduct the above-defined authority.
Submit the alternative agent’s name, phone number, and address.
6. Collect Signatures
Following the Florida Statutes, validation of the document demands signatures of the principal and two witnesses. Once you collect the necessary authorization, submit the current date of completion.
7. Notarize the Limited POA
The last section must be filled out by a notary public, who will authorize the participants’ identities and attach the state seal and his signature. Note that the notary does not certify the truthfulness and accuracy of the paperwork itself.