Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Power of Attorney Laws for Florida

There are new power of attorney form laws for the state of Florida that were enacted on October 1, 2011. The Senate Bill 670 is summarized below on the new changes.
  • Springing Power of Attorney is no longer legal in the State of Florida. (Springing Power of Attorney Definition: A Power of Attorney that only takes effect upon a specific occurrence.)
  • All power of attorney forms must be durable.
  • The Principal must initial every page
  • Third parties are allowed to hold copies rather than originals
  • An agent cannot delegate their duties to another person.
The State of Florida Power of Attorney Form has changed because the elderly in Florida majorly fill-out power of attorney forms for medical reasons, and the general power of attorney and limited power of attorney forms do not cover elderly for when they become incapacitated. So, the legislature made it so ALL power of attorney forms cover you if you become incapacitated.

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