A Florida non-durable financial power of attorney, also referred to as a ‘General POA’, is used by a principal who does not elect to have their agent act for them if they should become mentally incompetent. The form is valid and usable by the agent up until the time the principal is recognized by a medical physician that they no longer have the capacity to think on their own. Nevertheless, all powers that are allowed under State law (Chapter 709) are available for use by the principal and agent.
How to Write
Step 1 – Download the Form:
Step 2 – Begin to fill-in the document on your computer (for best results) or print out and fill-in by hand beginning with the principal and agent personal information.
Step 3 – The principal and agent should read all the rights that the agent will be granted with the authorization of the document.
Step 4 – The principal will need to sign the form in front of a notary public or two (2) witnesses that have no relation to the principal and agent.
Now that the form is completed and signed the agent should always retain a copy for their records as it will be needed to be presented when acting on behalf of the principal.