General Power of Attorney Form | Pennsylvania

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Updated on May 10th, 2023

A Pennsylvania general power of attorney form allows a principal to designate certain financial powers to a representative (attorney-in-fact). This type of form does not remain in effect if the principal becomes incapacitated; for a more long-term arrangement, one can complete the durable power of attorney form. The principal should take time to consider their options for a representative. An attorney-in-fact should be someone close, such as a spouse, relative, or close friend, and someone that will be able to perform all the tasks set forth in the power of attorney document. The attorney-in-fact may be authorized to make important financial decisions such as property negotiations, banking and other business transactions, stocks and investment management, and estate and retirement planning.

Signing Requirements (§ 5601(b)) – Notary public and two witnesses.