California Power of Attorney Forms

The California Power of Attorney Forms are a group of legal documents that give one person, known as either the Agent or the Attorney-in-Fact, the legal authority to act on behalf of another person, known as the Principal. These are used for a variety of purposes, from managing the Principal’s finances, to making decisions about their health care and even arranging for end-of-life care and funerals.

There are a variety of Power of Attorney forms, used for everything from giving the Attorney-in-Fact power over a wide variety of aspects of the Principal’s life, to giving them a specific task or aspect of the Principal’s life. They will also vary based on whether they are voided if the Principal is incapacitated. The Principal should read any Power of Attorney agreement carefully to be sure they are signing the kind of agreement they want.

Form Description Types

California Limited Power of Attorney Form

The California Limited Power of Attorney Form is used to give the Attorney-in-Fact power over a to make a specific decision or set of decisions on behalf of the Principal, rather than broad power over the Principal’s decisions as in…Read more ›

California Durable Power of Attorney Form

The California Durable Power of Attorney Form is a Power of Attorney agreement that does not expire if the Principal is rendered incapacitated or otherwise unable to act on their own. This is kind of Power of Attorney form is…Read more ›

California General Power of Attorney Form

The California General Power of Attorney Form is a Power of Attorney Agreement that gives the Attorney-in-Fact power over a wide variety of decisions for the Principal. This will typically include childcare, financial responsibilities, and the sale and purchase of…Read more ›

California Medical Power of Attorney Form

The California Medical Power of Attorney Form is a Power of Attorney agreement used specifically, and only, for granting the Attorney-in-Fact power over the Principal’s medical and health care decisions. This is typically put in place when the Principal is…Read more ›

California Power of Attorney Law

  • California Probate Code, Division 4.5