2011 California Code
Probate Code
DIVISION 4.5. POWERS OF ATTORNEY [4000 - 4545]
CHAPTER 2. Creation and Effect of Powers of Attorney
Section 4121


CA Prob Code § 4121 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

A power of attorney is legally sufficient if all of the following requirements are satisfied:

(a) The power of attorney contains the date of its execution.

(b) The power of attorney is signed either (1) by the principal or (2) in the principal s name by another adult in the principal s presence and at the principal s direction.

(c) The power of attorney is either (1) acknowledged before a notary public or (2) signed by at least two witnesses who satisfy the requirements of Section 4122.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 29. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2000, by Sec. 43 of Ch. 658.)

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