Georgia power of attorney forms allow a person (“principal”) to grant certain powers to a trusted agent, also referred to as an “attorney-in-fact.” Regardless of whether the agent will have control over the principal’s finances, health care, real estate, or taxes, the principal should always try to select a trustworthy individual. Each power of attorney form has a different length of validity depending on the scope of the agent’s powers and the area of the principal’s life they are managing. There are also slight variations in the way each document must be executed in order to be legally binding upon the parties.
By Type (8)
Advance Directive – An all-encompassing power of attorney document used to appoint a health care attorney-in-fact and leave instructions for medical staff concerning treatments and operations.
Durable Power of Attorney – Gives power of attorney to an agent in regard to a principal’s finances. This power of attorney document is durable, meaning it is not terminated by the principal’s incapacity.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A financial power of attorney that does not remain effective in the event of the principal’s incapacitation.
Limited Power of Attorney – Used to select an agent to handle specific financial matters or other estate planning tasks. This form is not durable and often becomes void after a specific task or number of tasks are completed.
Motor Vehicle (Form T-8) Power of Attorney – A vehicle POA is used to designate an agent to handle a vehicle transaction (registration, title transfer, sale, etc.) for the principal.
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Signing requirements: Notary Public
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Grants parental rights to a trusted agent when the parent(s) will be temporarily unable to fulfill guardianship obligations.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Appoints an attorney-in-fact to handle certain property transactions and duties for the principal.
Tax (Form RD-1061) Power of Attorney – This power of attorney form designates an agent to represent the principal before the Department of Revenue.
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Signing requirements: Taxpayer, representative(s), and Notary Public