How to Properly Sign a
Power of Attorney Document
When someone gives you power of attorney, she is entrusting you to act on her behalf. Some powers of attorney don’t go into effect until the principal, the person granting you the power, can no longer act for herself.
Others may go into effect as soon as both of you sign the power of attorney document. When you sign documents for someone else in this capacity, it’s important to make it clear that you’re acting for her, not contracting for any debt or transaction personally.
Phonetics: mo-bile no-ta-ry
A mobile notary is a notary who is accustomed and willing to travel to the signer's location. Mobile notaries often visit offices, houses, hospitals, courts, and jails. Mobile notaries usually charge a travel fee which is not governed by state law in most states.
What is a Power of Attorney?
Do any of the following people need to sign a power of attorney?
- Mr. Jones lives alone, has no close family, and is scheduled for major surgery in a few weeks.
- Ms. Smith has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Mr. and Mrs. Adams will be out of the country for the next 6 months but have a house they need to sell.
- Ms. Davis is single, runs a successful business, and has no medical or economic concerns.
The answer is yes.