Statutory Power of Attorney California Form


California Probate Code Sections 4400 – 4465 have directives for issuing Statutory Power of Attorney California Form to appoint agent/s to delegate real property and other financial affairs on your behalf. You grant broad and sweeping powers to the agent by signing this California statutory power of attorney. You must prepare this document along with your agent/s and notarize it before a notary public of California State in acknowledgement of your signature and identity. This power of attorney remains in force forever. However, you can select a provision to terminate it upon your incapacitation. Please remember that your agent cannot take any health care decisions for you on your behalf upon your incapacitation using this power of attorney. Please read this document carefully and consult a lawyer in case you do not understand any term or provision in it.

Statutory Power of Attorney California Form Facts

  • Please read notice to the signing principal under the California Probate Code Section 4128(a) before singing this legal template.
  • You must grant powers mentioned in option A through M for granting them. Alternately, you can sign before option N to grant all the powers listed in this document.
  • You can issue a directive to all agents to act jointly or separately by using a provision in Statutory Power of Attorney California Form. You must write Separately or Jointly to convey your preference.
  • Your agent/attorney in fact must sign the notice to the agent after inserting date and printed name in acceptance of responsibility.
  • This California statutory power of attorney is effective immediately unless you specify a date of execution and/or occurrence of any event that activates the execution.

How to Draft a Statutory Power of Attorney Form in California

Step 1: Enter your name and address as signing principal. Then enter your agent’s legal name and address on the next line.

Step 2: Select powers to allot by signing before each power or alternately sign before option N to grant all powers listed in option A through M. Provide special instructions if any in the space reserved for the same. Strike out the sentence to terminate this Statutory Power of Attorney California Form upon your incapacitation. Then mention Jointly or Separately on the next line to set acting priority for agent/s.

Step 3: Date and sign this California statutory power of attorney and enter your SSN before a notary public. Get your signature on this form and your identity acknowledged by a notary public by his/her seal and signature.

Step 4: Sign in the section Notice to Signing Principal and request your agent to sign in the section Notice to Attorney In Fact above the printed name in acceptance to responsibilities.

Information on Revoking a Statutory Power of Attorney, California



This legal document remains in force until you terminate it. You must sign and issue a revocation letter. Notarization of your signature on the termination letter is necessary. In addition, you must serve a notice of termination of the power of attorney in writing to appointed agent and all parties relying on it delivered by certified mail with return receipt. You may choose to terminate this California statutory power of attorney upon your incapacitation by using a provision in the form. You must strike out the sentence in this form to cancel the document upon your incapacitation.