Alabama General (Financial) Power of Attorney

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An Alabama general power of attorney (GPOA) gives financial access and decision-making powers to another person (agent). The form is non-durable, which means it does not remain in effect if the principal becomes incapacitated (or not able to mentally make decisions on their own such as under Dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc.)

If the principal would like the designation to remain in effect while they are incapacitated, they would need to use a durable power of attorney.

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1 – The Paperwork To Appoint A Principal’s Agent Is Obtainable On This Page

Download and complete with this Agent appointment form then, sign it when it is complete in the presence of a notary public.

2 – This Document Will Need Information Input

In the introduction area, enter the Declarant’s and Agent’s name and address along with any successor or secondary agent’s information.

3 – The Principal Must Initial Each Principal Power Intended For The Agent To Wield

The principal will need to initial next to the powers they would like the agent, and any successor’s, to have while making decisions on their part. If the principal does not initial next to the power then the agent will not have the right to act in the principal’s shoes for the act.

4 – The Principal’s Notarized And Witnessed Signature Will Execute These Powers On The Execution Date

Once the form has been completed the Principal will need to bring the document to a notary public and sign along with any witnesses. Once the form is signed it will be considered legal and binding until the principal’s incapacity, death, or if they decide to cancel the document through a revocation form.