What do I have to do to get document stating I am POA for my mother?

I am already listed as first successor on Living Trust and I am on all of her bank accounts as POA.

Asked on November 1, 2011 under Estate Planning, Arizona

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It sounds like you are doing some estate planning here with regard to your Mother.  It is a very good idea to plan ahead for all circumstances.  You need to ask yourself what is the reason that you wish to obtain the Power of Attorney.  Is it for all general purposes?  Is it to perform a specific task at this time (like to transfer real property)?  Is it for health care for your Mother should she become incapacitated or not able to make decisions on her own?  There are different types of Power of Attorney forms.  You happen to live in a state whose Attorney General's Office has placed on their website an estate planning set iof dicuents.  I am going to give you the link to the site which will also give you some insight in to the reasons that I asked you the questions above as well as information on the types of POA's avaiable.  The POA must comply with Arizona Law to be valid so using this link is your best bet  Good luck.    http://www.azag.gov/life_care/


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