The Michigan General Power of Attorney Form is an agreement that gives the Attorney-in-Fact broad powers to manage the Principal’s financial affairs. These agreements are rarely Springing and thus will usually go into effect immediately upon being signed. If the Principal wishes to avoid this, IE make it so the agreement will only take effect after the Principal has been declared incapacitated, they will have to specify as such in the agreement.
In Michigan a Power of Attorney Agreement requires at least two (2) adult witnesses to sign and date it in order to be valid. Neither of these witnesses can be related to either the Principal or the Attorney-in-Fact by blood or adoption. A Notary Public is not required to witness it, although having one witness it will make it less likely to be revoked by a court.