The Georgia durable power of attorney allows a principal (person who executes the document) to appoint an agent to take care of certain financial and estate matters on their behalf. Once this document is signed by the principal before a notary public and witness, the power of attorney is legally binding and remains effective until the principal dies. Even if they become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for themselves, a durable POA endures. A principal’s agent should be someone trustworthy who will always keep the principal’s best interests in mind, such as a relative or close friend.
Agent’s Duties – § 10-6B-14
Signing Requirements (§ 10-6B-5) – Notary Public and One (1) Witness
Statutory Form – § 10-6B-70
Statute – § 10-6B-2(2)
“Durable” means not terminated by the principal’s incapacity.