Georgia Code Title 10. Commerce and Trade § 10-6B-5

<See Executive Order No. 04.09.20.01 ( 2019 GA EO 487 ), related to the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency, providing that any requirement under Georgia law that documents be signed, subscribed, executed, witnessed, attested, acknowledged, or affirmed in the physical presence of another individual or individuals may be satisfied by the use of audio-video communication or any similar real-time means of electronic video conferencing that allows all parties to communicate simultaneously by sight and sound.>

(a) A power of attorney shall be:

(1) Signed by the principal or by another individual in such principal's presence at the principal's express direction;

(2) Attested in the presence of the principal by a competent witness who is not also named as an agent in the power of attorney being attested;  and

(3) Attested as set forth in Code Section 44-2-15 , in the presence of the principal, by an individual who is not a witness for purposes of paragraph (2) of this subsection and who is not also named as an agent in the power of attorney being attested.

(b) The individuals provided for in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this Code section shall not be required to attest to the signature of any person other than the principal or the individual signing at the principal's express direction.


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