The Florida general power of attorney form allows for the same rights for an agent as the durable, which is to act in the principal’s best interest for any financial matter legal within the State. The difference lies in the fact that the general form does not remain valid if the principal loses decisional capacity; at such a point the document would become void. For this reason, this document is popular with business partners and attorneys, where as long as the principal is thinking competently and can oversee their agent’s actions, the form remains valid.
Signing requirements – The document needs to be signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses and acknowledged before a certified notary public (§709.2105).
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