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Probate Code - PROB

DIVISION 4.5. POWERS OF ATTORNEY [4000 - 4545]

  ( Division 4.5 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 307, Sec. 16. )
  

PART 2. POWERS OF ATTORNEY GENERALLY [4100 - 4310]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 307, Sec. 16. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Creation and Effect of Powers of Attorney [4120 - 4130]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 307, Sec. 16. )

  
4121.  

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.)