A Louisiana General Power of Attorney Form is designed to give the Attorney-in-Fact far reaching power over the Principal’s financial affairs. While most Power of Attorney agreements will specify what powers it gives to the Attorney-in-Fact, this one’s powers will be based on the laws of the state it is signed in, as there will be laws spelling out what powers a General Power of Attorney will grant.
In Louisiana, in order for a Power of Attorney agreement to be valid, it must be witnessed by a Notary Public and two (2) witnesses. Unlike many states, these witnesses can be related to the Principal or the Attorney-in-Fact. Most law offices will have both witnesses and a Notary Public available.