Finances and Property - Non-Durable
(Florida Statutes 709.01 et seq.)
COUNTY OF ___________________
That I, _____________________________________________________________________, of
__________________________________________________________________, Florida, being
of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, constitute and appoint _______________________
_____________________________________________________________________as my true
and lawful agent and attorney in fact (hereinafter sometimes called "my agent"), with full power and
authority to act for me, individually, and in my name, place and stead, with reference to the
transaction of any and all business, do any and all things, exercise any discretion, and execute and
deliver any and all conveyances and other documents of whatsoever kind and character, in or about
or with respect to any and all matters and things concerning me or my property, real or personal or
mixed, or affairs, as fully and completely as I might lawfully do if present and acting in person with
full power of substitution or revocation, and to have all powers and rights that I now possess or may
possess hereafter with respect to all of my property.
Without intending in any manner to limit or diminish the foregoing powers granted to my agent, but
intending to expand or enlarge upon the same, I specifically authorize and empower my agent, to:
1. Forgive, request, demand, sue for, collect, receive, hold, purchase, invest and re-invest in,
transfer, sell, convey, pledge all sums of money, dues, commercial paper, checks, drafts, deposits,
legacies, bequests, devises, notes, interest, stock certificates, bonds (including "Bearer Bonds"),
dividends, certificates of deposit, annuities (private and public), pension, profit sharing, retirement,
social security, disability, insurance and other contractual benefits and proceeds, all documents of
title, all property, real or personal, intangible and tangible property and property rights, and
demands whatsoever, liquidated, now or hereafter owned by me, or due, owning, payable or
belonging to me or in which I have or may hereafter acquire an interest;
2. Make, execute and deliver, in my name and on my behalf, for any consideration whatsoever, for
cash or on a deferred payment plan, instruments of conveyance covering real, personal or mixed
properties owned or claimed by me, wherever situated, containing such terms, covenants and
conditions deemed necessary or advisable by my agent;
3. Manage, maintain, repair, improve, invest, insure, rent, lease, encumber, and in any manner deal
with any real or personal property owned by me, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, that
I now own or may hereafter acquire, in my name or for my benefit, enter into any lease agreement
or contract for sale or repair of said property with the right to collect all rents or other funds which
may be due from said property or properties, including but not limited to the execution of oil, gas
and mineral leases, related contracts, agreements and division orders and collection of rents,
bonuses and royalties on same, all upon such terms and conditions as my agent shall deem proper;
4. Receive, receipt for, deposit, withdraw and execute, and endorse checks and drafts thereon, in
my name and on my behalf, from any bank or any other financial institution, or any investment or
brokerage firm or credit union, funds, owned or claimed by me and which are on deposit in my
name, including but not limited to negotiating certificates of deposit in my name in banks, savings
and loan associations and other institutions and the execution of any papers or documents with the
Federal Social Security Administration and/or any other governmental agency, county, state or
federal; and to receive and receipt for every sum of money which is now or hereafter shall be due or
belonging to me;
5. Have access at any time or times to any safe deposit box rented by me, wheresoever located, and
open, enter into and remove, in my name and on my behalf, from any safe deposit box registered in
my name, or jointly in my name, located in any bank or any other financial institution, all or any
part of the property or contents contained therein, with the further right and power, in my name and
on my behalf to sell or otherwise dispose of such property, and to surrender or relinquish said safe
deposit box. Any institution in which any such box may be located shall not incur any liability to
me or my estate as a result of permitting my agent to exercise this power;
6. Execute, in my name and on my behalf, such contracts or other assurances as may be requested
or required by any bank or other institution or individual when carrying out the powers granted
herein; and prepare, execute and file in my name joint or separate federal and state tax returns,
declarations of estimated tax for any year or years and related forms on my behalf and make any
other related elections related thereto deemed necessary by my agent, including but not limited to
federal gift tax returns on my behalf; to consent to any gift and to utilize any gift splitting provisions
or other tax elections, including the authority to disclaim any assets otherwise passing to me; and to
prepare, execute and file any claims for refund or any tax; and to transfer or convey any assets on a
"net gift" basis if deemed advisable by my agent;
7. Acquire, purchase, exchange, gift, buy or sell options to buy or sell and convey real or personal
property, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, on such terms and conditions as my agent
shall deem proper. Execute and deliver, in my name and on my behalf, conveyances of real or
personal property including, but not limited to my homestead, for any consideration or gifts to my
wife, children and/or their issue without consideration, of any such real or personal property owned
by me at any time, including the execution of promissory notes and deeds of trust and including
instruments necessary to purchase real or personal property in my name, as well as the execution or
release of such deeds of trust or other security agreements as may be necessary or proper in the
exercise of the rights and powers herein granted;
8. Operate any business or corporation on my behalf in the same capacity as I would have with the
same powers and authority possessed by me at that time, including but not limited to exercising
stock options and voting all of my shares of stock in said corporation or corporations without the
necessity of a proxy and the right to appoint proxies therefore, and possessing all powers that I
possess as granted to me by the Bylaws of said corporation or corporations, to incorporate,
reorganize, merge, consolidate, recapitalize, sell, liquidate or dissolve any business; elect or employ
officers, directors and agents; carry out the provisions of any agreement for the sale of any business
interest or the stock therein;
9. Commence, prosecute, discontinue or defend all actions or other legal proceedings or remedies
touching my affairs or estate or any part thereof as may be deemed necessary by my agent; and to
adjust, sell, compromise, settle, and agree for the same, and to execute and deliver for me, on my
behalf, and in my name, all endorsements, releases, receipts, or other sufficient discharges for the
10. Borrow any sum or sums of money on such terms and with security, whether real or personal
property, as my agent may deem necessary, and to execute all promissory notes, deeds of trust and
other instruments which may prove necessary or proper; to borrow against margin accounts on stock
and other investments and pledge assets therefore;
11. Engage, employ and dismiss any agents, servants, advisors, including accountants, attorneys or
other persons in and about the performance of these duties as my agent shall deem necessary and
grant such persons discretionary power;
12. Exercise in my behalf any right of amendment or revocation of any trust or other instrument
and to execute and deliver all documents required to evidence same as will as the right to create a
trust on my behalf (for example, a revocable trust) and to fund or complete the funding of any such
trust created or previously executed by me on my behalf;
13. Receive and receipt for any distribution from any trust under which I am the beneficiary and to
withdraw on my behalf any funds or assets held in any trust operating for my benefit, by
assignment, conveyance or otherwise;
14. Hold, purchase or invest in my name in "wasting assets" such as life estates or life interests in
property and "unproductive assets" such as reminder interests in property if deemed advisable by
my agent;
15. This instrument is to be construed and interpreted as a general power of attorney, with, but not
limited to the full power in my agents to make gifts on my behalf to my wife, children and/or their
issue. The enumeration of specific powers herein is not intended to, nor does it, limit or restrict the
general powers herein granted to my agent. This instrument is executed and delivered
in the State of Florida, and the laws of the State of Florida shall govern all questions as to validity
of this power and the construction of its provisions;
16. Third parties may rely upon the representations of the agents as to all matters relating to any
power granted to them hereunder, and no person who may act in reliance upon the representations
of the agent or the authority granted to it shall incur any liability to the principal or his estate as
result of permitting the agent to exercise any power.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the attorney in fact may not:
Perform duties under a contract that requires the exercise of personal services of
the principal;
Make any affidavit as to the personal knowledge of the principal;
Vote in any public election on behalf of the principal;
Execute or revoke any will or codicil for the principal;
Create, amend, modify, or revoke any document or other disposition effective at
the principal's death or transfer assets to an existing trust created by the
principal unless expressly authorized by the power of attorney; or
Exercise powers and authority granted to the principal as trustee or as
court-appointed fiduciary.
I do hereby undertake to ratify and confirm, all and singular, the acts heretofore performed and to be
hereinafter performed by my said agents, acting in my name and on my behalf.
IN WITNESS WHEREFORE, I have executed this General Power of Attorney consisting of
______ pages this the ____ day of ______________________________, 20_______.
Signed: _______________________________________________________________________
The hereinafter named Witnesses, each declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State
of Florida that the principal is personally known to us, that the principal signed and acknowledged
this power of attorney in our presence, that the principal appears to be of sound mind and under no
duress, fraud or undue influence, that we are not the person appointed as
attorney-in-fact by this document, and that we are not a health care provider, nor an employee of a
health care provider or facility. We are not related to the principal by blood, marriage or adoption,
and to the best of our knowledge, are not entitled to any part of the estate of the principal upon the
death of the principal under a will now existing or by operation of law.
Witness our signatures, this the ____ day of ______________________________, 20_______.
___________________________________ of _______________________________________
___________________________________ of _______________________________________
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COUNTY OF ___________________________
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged by me this ______ day of _____________, 20 ____
by:__________________________________________________________________ who is/are
personally known by me or who has/have produced:__________________________ as
identification and who did not take an oath.
SEAL Notary Public
State of Florida
My Commission Expires:
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