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 major property, such as real estate or automobiles.
Note that this kind of agreement will begin as soon as it is signed, unless the agreement states otherwise. In addition, this kind of agreement will become void if the Principal becomes incapacitated in some way, such as becoming comatose or being diagnosed with dementia. If the Principal wishes the Attorney-in-Fact to retain control in those events, they should look into a Durable Power of Attorney Form.