A Florida durable power of attorney form grants someone (the “agent”) the authority to act on behalf of another person (the “principal”) in certain financial or personal matters, even if the principal becomes incapacitated and unable to make their own decisions.
Sometimes called a durable power of attorney for finances, this form is used to give someone authority over your financial and business matters. To grant durable power over medical decisions, you need a Florida medical power of attorney.
Florida power of attorney forms can be made durable by including either the following statement or similar language:
“This durable power of attorney is not terminated by subsequent incapacity of the principal except as provided in chapter 709, Florida Statutes.”
- Statute: Florida Stat. §§ 709.2101 et seq.
- Presumed Durable: No. Durability language required (Florida Stat. § 709.2104.)
- Signing Requirements: Requires signatures of the principal and two witnesses (Florida Stat. § 709.2105).
- Notarization: Requires notarization (Florida Stat. § 709.2105).
- Statutory Form: No.