Arizona General Financial Power of Attorney Form

The Arizona general financial power of attorney form is a written instrument by which a principal designates another person as the principal’s agent. The instrument shall contain words that demonstrate the principal’s intent that the authority conferred in the durable power of attorney may be exercised under various conditions by the attorney in fact, but must be presented each time it’s required. (See revised Arizona §14-5501) This document would be valuable in the event one becomes incompetent, incapacitated and/or disabled and unable to handle their own financial affairs.

How To Write

Step 1 – Download the packer containing the document – begin by reading all of the information and instructions provided

Step 2 – Once you’ve completely and carefully read the initial information and instructions begin completing the form by checking one of the following:

  • General Regular Power of Attorney (has a beginning and end date)
  • OR
  • General Durable Power of Attorney (ends upon Principal’s death or revocation)

Step 3 – Identify both the Principal and the Attorney In Fact/Agent by providing the following information:

  • Principal –
  • Name
  • Physical Address of Residence
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Date of Birth
  • And
  • Attorney In Fact/Agent Information
  • Name
  • Physical Address of Residence
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Date of Birth

Step 4 – Section 3 – Mark any of the boxes that will apply to your instructions with regard to:

  • Personal Finances
  • Real property
  • Personal property
  • Business Transactions
  • To do and perform every and all acts required
  • Be certain to read each section carefully, so that you may better understand what each section means to those reviewing the document

Step 5 – Section 4 – Check only one of the types of power of attorney you would prefer (either one may be revoked at any time)

  • General Regular Power of Attorney – this one has beginning and ending dates
  • Enter the effective date and then the ending date into the paragraph into the lines provided
  • General Durable Power of Attorney – this one has a beginning effective date (usually immediately) and lasts until the death of the Principal or until revocation
  • Enter the beginning date into the paragraph

Step 6 – Leave section 6 blank

Step 7 – Section 7 – Signatures – Enter the information for Principal and Witness

  • Principal’s name
  • Date of signature
  • Principal’s signature
  • And
  • Witness’ name
  • Witness’signature

Step 8 – Section 8 – Notarization – The remainder of the form must be completed by the notary and their seal must be affixed.

Be certain that both the principal and the attorney in fact/agent, have copies of the document for their records.