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General Power of Attorney

Individual - Unlimited and Unqualified

This statutory form of the general power of attorney (POA) is similar to that contained in the English Powers of Attorney Act. It is suitable only for use by an individual since it is unlimited and unqualified.

The POA confers power to Party 2 to do or complete any act on behalf of the principal, except acts that require the principal to act himself. The agent has the authority to make decisions concerning the principal's assets, in addition, medical decisions could be made on behalf of the principal.

An example of an appointment may be to swear an affidavit or performing duties of a personal office held by him, e.g. directorship. 

POAs are used in events where the principal has an illness or disability and might not be able to make decisions or sign legal documents.


How to use this Document?

This document should be carefully read by the Individual Attorney and Client.

This document is for individual uses, whereby the general power of attorney format may be used to draft a statutory form of a general power of attorney. 

The jurisdiction, date of appointment should be clearly stated. 

Both parties should sign and return a copy, and once signed, both parties should get a copy. To avoid any future disputes, both parties may wish to have their signatures witnessed.

If either party wishes to amend the agreement in the future, both parties should agree to do so, and the original agreement and amendments should be recorded in writing and signed by both parties.


How to Tailor the Document for Your Need?

  1. Create Document: Click “Create Document” button and fill in the details of the parties. You can click the “Fill with Member’s Information” button to complete the party’s information with your personal or business information saved to your account.

  2. Please fill in any additional information by following the step-by-step guide on the left-hand side of the preview document and click the “Next” button.

  3. When you are done, click the “Get Document” button and you can download the document in Word or PDF format.

  4. Please get all parties to review the document carefully and make any final modifications to ensure that the details are correct before signing the document. Each party should have a copy of the executed document.

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