Suppose an individual wants to delegate the right to make financial decisions on their behalf to somebody they trust. In that case, they can use a free Florida general (financial) power of attorney form. The rights covered by a general power of attorney apply to a broad range of decisions, mostly having to do with personal finances and properties, as it follows from the name. A financial power of attorney cannot be used to grant powers related to medical decisions.
The following are several examples of the powers that could be granted by a Florida financial power of attorney:
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An individual to whom powers are delegated is typically called “the agent” or “attorney-in-fact” in Florida power of attorney forms. The person who delegates the powers is called “the principal.” Sometimes, the principal may include “a successor agent” into their power of attorney to ensure that if the primary agent is unavailable or unwilling to act, another person can take over and act on behalf of the principal.
A power of attorney will be applied from the effective date that the principal specifies in the form. There are usually two options:
The termination date can also be specified as an actual date in the future. The principal can also state that they wish to terminate the power of attorney if they become incapacitated.
Naturally, as long as the principal can make decisions themselves, they can do it or instruct their attorney-in-fact on what their wishes are. They can also always revoke a power of attorney. The principal should notify the subject businesses and organizations when they revoke their power of attorney.
According to Chapter 709 of the Florida Statutes, two witnesses should be present during the signing of a Florida general (financial) power of attorney form. The form should also be acknowledged by the principal in front of a notary public.
|Document Name||Florida General Power of Attorney Form|
|Other Name||Florida Financial Power of Attorney|
|Relevant Laws||Florida Statutes, Sections 709.2101 to 709.2402|
|Avg. Time to Fill Out||10 minutes|
|# of Fillable Fields||41|
|Available Formats||Adobe PDF|
Use our form building software to download this printable power of attorney form and follow these steps to achieve the best results.
1. Read the Notice
Read all the information provided to you at the beginning of the document.
2. Provide Your Name and Other Personal Details
State your full name and your residential address.
3. Appoint the Agent
Identify the agent by specifying their name and residential address.
4. Specify the Powers You Wish to Delegate to the Agent
The form contains a list of powers that you may want to delegate to your attorney-in-fact. Read the list carefully and decide what powers you want to include. The form clearly outlines different options and combinations you can choose.
5. Choose the Date When the POA Becomes Effective
Initial the preferable option.
6. Choose the Termination Date
Initial the termination option that suits your interests the best.
7. Assign a Successor Agent (When Applicable)
If you have decided to designate a successor agent who will take over if your first-choice attorney-in-fact is not available, specify their details (name and residential address) in this section.
8. Sign and Date the Form
Complete the main part of the form with your signature and the current date.
9. Let a Notary Public Fill Out the Acknowledgement Section
After filling out the form, you need to request an acknowledgment from a notary public.