Florida Power of Attorney Forms

The Florida Power of Attorney Forms

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What is a Florida Power of Attorney?

Florida Power of Attorney

  • Florida Power of Attorney Laws – (Ch. 709 Part II “Powers of Attorney”)
  • State Definition of Power of Attorney (§ 709.2102) – “means a writing that grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the principal, whether or not the term is used in that writing.”
  • Signing Requirements (§ 709.2105) – Must be signed by the Principal along with two (2) witnesses and be acknowledged by a Notary Public.

Types

Designation of Health Care Surrogate (Medical Power of Attorney)

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Durable Power of Attorney Form –

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General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form

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Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

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Minor (Child) Power of Attorney Form – Parents who know of a trusted family member, friend, or other individual they wish to entrust the care of their child to can do so by filling out this legal document.

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Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form HSMV-82053)

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Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form

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Revocation of Power of Attorney Form

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State Tax Power of Attorney (Form DR-835)

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When is it Effective?

A Florida Power of Attorney is effective as long as the following holds true (according to § 709.2105):

  • The Agent (Attorney-in-Fact) must be at least eighteen (18) years old or the Agent must be a business that holds trust powers, is authorized to conduct business within Florida, and has a place of business within the state.
  • The document must be signed by the Principal in the presence of two witnesses and be acknowledged by a notary public.
  • If the Principal is not able to sign the document him or herself, the notary public entrusted with acknowledging the signing of the form can sign the Principal’s name in their place.