Virginia General Power of Attorney Form

Virginia General Power of Attorney Form

Last updated September 30th, 2022

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A Virginia general power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes an individual (the “attorney-in-fact”) to make decisions regarding the financial and property interests of another person (the “principal”). This type of arrangement is different from a “durable” power of attorney because it will become ineffective in the event of the principal’s incapacitation. Instead, it terminates when the principal revokes the agreement in writing or on a termination date specified in the document. In accordance with § 64.2-1603, the principal’s signature on the power of attorney must be acknowledged by a notary public.

Laws – Title 64.2, Chapter 16 (Uniform Power of Attorney Act)

Signing Requirements (§ 64.2-1603) – Notary Public

Durable Power of Attorney – A power of attorney that is unaffected by the principal’s mental incapacity.