The Georgia durable power of attorney form is a document that provides the creator with the ability to choose a person to handle their finances. The “durable” nature of the form implies that the selected agent will be able to continue making decisions and generally managing the principal’s finances beyond the principal’s loss of decisional capacity. Indeed, it is often the case that this document is executed to become effective upon the principal’s incapacitation to ensure that the individual’s estate is handled by a trusted family member or friend who will act in the principal’s best interests.
The principal will be able to, through the execution of the below form, grant the attorney-in-fact the authority to handle any and all of the following:
Durable definition – O.C.G.A. § 10-6B-2
Laws – O.C.G.A. § 10-6B-4
Signing requirements – Notary public and one (1) witness (O.C.G.A. § 10-6B-5)