A Georgia general power of attorney is a document that allows individuals (referred to as a “principal”) to choose a person (referred to as an “agent”) to handle financial matters on their behalf. If the principal wishes for this document to be non-durable, meaning it will terminate should the principal become incapacitated in any way, then it must be stated so in the special instructions section of this document. The principal may terminate this power of attorney by giving a signed revocation form to the agent. To be considered legally valid, this power of attorney must be signed in front of a notary public and one (1) witness.
Signing Requirements (§ 10-6B-5) – Notary Public and One (1) Witness
Durable Power of Attorney – Allows the agent to continue to represent the individual in the event they become incapacitated in any way.