The Florida General Power of Attorney Form is a Power of Attorney Agreement that gives the Attorney-in-Fact the ability to make a broad variety of decisions on behalf of the Principal. These can include financial decisions, buying and selling of property and childcare. This cannot include Medical decisions.
Under Florida state law, a Power of Attorney Agreement cannot give the Attorney-in-Fact blanket power over the Principal’s affairs. Every decision the Attorney-in-Fact has power over must be explicitly included and initialed separately. In addition, Florida financial institutions have the right to request a legal opinion about the validity of a Power of Attorney agreement and take time to check if they are required to honor it.