A Georgia General Power of Attorney Form is used to give the Attorney-in-Fact the ability to make decisions on behalf of the Principal in a wide variety of situations, mostly financial ones. This includes depositing or withdrawing from bank accounts, as well as selling or buying large property (such as real estate or automobiles).
Unlike the Durable Form, this does not continue functioning after the Principal has been declared incapacitated and will usually take effect immediately upon signing. This is typically used to assist an individual who is not legally incapacitated, but may require some assistance managing the financial aspects of their life. Under Georgia state law, two (2) witnesses are required to sign this kind of form. Both witnesses must be unrelated to both the Principal and the Attorney-in-Fact, both by blood and by adoption.