A power of attorney may not authorize an attorney-in-fact to make, publish, declare, amend, or revoke the principal’s will.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 36. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2000, by Sec. 43 of Ch. 658.)

Terms Used In California Probate Code 4265

  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC