Georgia Power of Attorney Forms

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Georgia power of attorney forms can be used to appoint someone else on their behalf in many different ways. From appointing someone to handle finances to being the guardian of their minor child, a power of attorney document allows someone else to represent the needs of another person for any legal action. The agent selected must always act in the best interest of the principal and present the completed and signed form whenever they are acting on their account.

Types (9)


Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – This form is used when the principal anticipates that his or her physical or mental health may deteriorate to the point that someone needs to be available to administer his or her affairs. This type remains in effect through incapacity.

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Signing Requirements (§ 10-6B-5): One (1) witness and a notary public.

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – This form can be used up until a person becomes unable to make decisions for themselves. It becomes void when someone is adjudged incompetent.

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Signing Requirements (§ 10-6B-5): One (1) witness and a notary public.

 

 


Limited Power of Attorney – This POA is made to be used for limited matters, such as a single real estate transaction or other specific matters.

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Signing Requirements (§ 10-6B-5): One (1) witness and a notary public.

 


Medical Power of Attorney (Advance Directive for Health Care) – This form is used when someone wants to make sure that he or she has a trusted person available to make decisions on his or her healthcare in the event he or she is no longer able to do so.

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Signing Requirements (§ 31-32-5): Two (2) witesses.

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This form allows a person to designate a guardian to stand in the place of a parent when the parent is not available for everyday dealings with doctors and educational institutions.

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Signing Requirements (§ 19-9-127 ): Notary public.

 


Power of Attorney Revocation – This form is used to revoke any type of power of attorney that may have been created in the past.

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Signing Requirements: No laws but is recommended to be signed in the presence of a notary public.

 

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Rely on someone else to act as your fiduciary for the sale of real property.

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Signing Requirements (§ 10-6B-5): One (1) witness and a notary public.

 

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form RD-1061) – This form is used when you wish to have someone represent you in front of the Department of Revenue.

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Signing Requirements: Two (2) disinterested witnesses and a notary public.

 

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form T-8) – This form is used when you wish to have someone represent you with the Motor Vehicle Division.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.

 

 


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