How to obtain a Power of Attorney
November 7, 2010 9:08 PM Subscribe
Do I need an attorney to obtain a Power of Attorney?
posted by gtr to law & government (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My mother is having a medical procedure that could put her out of commission for a while. She is also in bad health. She's requested that I should have Power of Attorney, specifically for all of her financial matters.
Doing a little research it seems that an attorney is not needed. I can download a form such as this one
and have it signed in front of a notary.
I'd like to make sure that I'm going about this the right way. If it would be better to use an attorney, I will. Of course, I'd rather not if at all possible
Any advice by anyone that has obtained a power of attorney in the U.S. would be greatly appreciated.