POWER OF ATTORNEY
During the 1995 Georgia General Assembly, the Legislature voted to establish within
the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, at § 10-6-140, a statutory form for the Financial
Power of Attorney. The form that is set out in the statute may be used to create a
Financial Power of Attorney. This form is merely a suggestion and is not the only form
permitted to create a Financial Power of Attorney.
The information attached includes an explanation of the Financial Power of Attorney,
cautionary language to those considering giving someone power over their financial affairs
and instructions for completing the statutory form. Finally, attached is a copy of the form
substantially the same as the form that appears in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
You may use this actual form or you may have someone prepare this form for you in
another format. If you are thinking about executing a Financial Power of Attorney and
these instructions are not clear to you, please talk with an attorney before completing the
This information is not intended as specific legal advice. It is provided to you as
educational material by the Division of Aging Services, an agency within the Department of
Human Services, w hich administers programs for the elderly in the State of Georgia.
The Division of Aging Services is located at 2 Peachtree Street, Suite 9.398, Atlanta,
Georgia 30303-3142. For additional information, call (404) 657-5258.
Revised June 2008