A durable power of attorney in Florida lets someone handle your money if you can’t.
Discover how to get a financial power of attorney in Florida with this comprehensive guide.
Learn the steps to appoint an agent and manage your finances effectively.
What Kinds of Powers of Attorney Can You Get in Florida?
In Florida, you can make two types of POAs:
- A power of attorney for finances lets someone handle your money and business matters.
- A power of attorney for health care allows someone to make medical decisions for you.
These POAs stay effective even if you can’t make decisions.
It’s a good idea to have these documents in case of unexpected events.
What Legal Requirements Does a Financial POA in Florida Have?
For your POA to be valid in Florida, it must meet these requirements:
- Mental Capacity: The person creating the POA must be of sound mind. The exact requirements are interpreted by Florida courts. If you’re unsure, consult an estate planning attorney.
- Witnessing and Notarizing: The POA must be witnessed by two people and signed before a notary public.