The Texas general power of attorney form grants broad powers to an individual selected to handle business affairs, representation, and all real personal and property actions on another’s behalf. The form grants the exact same powers to the agent as the Durable form except that this document does not remain in effect if the principal should become incapacitated and unable to think for themselves. For this reason, the form is popular among business associates seeking for someone to handle matters when they are not around, but at the same time to be able to have the everyday oversight of the actions they may be doing.
Signing Requirements – No statutory signing requirement for a general power of attorney. However, the principal should abide by the durable signing requirements (§ 751.0021(4)) and notarize the document.