What is the difference between a general and special power of attorney?
A general power of attorney gives broad authorizations to the agent. The agent may be able to make medical decisions, legal choices, or financial or business decisions.
A special power of attorney narrows what choices the agent can make. You can even make several different POAs, with different agents for each.
Download a general power of attorney for only $35 USD
General Power of Attorney
A general power of attorney gives broad powers to a person or organization (known as an agent or attorney-in-fact) to act in your behalf. These powers include handling financial and business transactions, buying life insurance, settling claims, operating business interests, making gifts, and employing professional help. General power of attorney is an effective tool if you will be out of the country and need someone to handle certain matters, or when you are physically or mentally incapable of managing your affairs. A general power of attorney is often included in an estate plan to make sure someone can handle financial matters.
After downloading you’ll only need to confirm it has all the details you need in the country of use. After confirming, fill it out and sign it in front of a notary public. It is very important that the notary uses a proper “jurat” or “acknowledgement” according to the state where the notary is registered, this way there shouldn’t be any issues while processing your apostille or legalization in case that you also need it.