California Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

The California Limited (Special) Power of Attorney is a type of legal arrangement established when a party known as the Principal wants to bestow decision making powers to an Agent in a limited capacity. Without specifying precise and unambiguous terms, the decision making powers granted to the Agent may be more expansive than the Principal envisioned. This is why many people choose to enact a Limited Power of Attorney over one of a more general nature.


State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements (Division 4.5, Ch.2, § 4121) – Pursuant to state law, a Limited Power of Attorney must bear the Principal’s signature. Their signature must either have been witnessed by two (2) witnesses or acknowledged before a Notary Public.