A West Virginia General Power of Attorney Form is designed to give the Attorney-in-Fact as much power over the Principal’s financial affairs as possible. This is typically used for a Principal who is legally, if not technically, capable of managing the responsibilities given over the Attorney-in-Fact, but who might need assistance managing said responsibilities. As a result, these agreements are rarely Springing or Durable.
Under West Virginia state law, in order for a Power of Attorney agreement to be valid it must be signed by two (2) adult witnesses and a Notary Public. This is an extremely stringent requirement, as most states require either one or the other. Most law offices will have both a Notary Public and multiple witnesses available.