Do power of attorneys, financial and medical, have to have the signature of agent or agents notorized?

I’m trying to set up a power of attorney for medical and financial for my mother. I

am currently living in another state but she wants to make me her agent.

Asked on August 21, 2018 under Estate Planning, Montana

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Is this the form you printed?
https://www.ltgc.com/files/forms/co_poa06182013.pdf
On that form only the Principal - that would be the person for whom you are the power of attorney, here your Mother - has to have her signature notarized.  That is because she is the one designating the agent and that needs to be legally acknowledged.  Good luck.


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