Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is known as a POA in its short form. It allows, through legal documentation notarized by our mobile notary public, a person or place to legally act on behalf of an individual. A power of attorney is often completed when a person is aging or is in poor health. POA’s only apply to persons with a legal personality. To be legally enacted, one of our power of attorney notaries must be present when the document is signed. Our mobile notary must be present at signing to ensure that the party is signing the document free from pressure, or against their will. While quite simple, the POA process can seem daunting if it’s your first experience with the process. If you’re in need of assistance with your Power of Attorney document signing, call Mobile Notary Baltimore for instant expertise, and mobile service solutions.
Who Needs to be Present When I Sign a Power or Attorney?
No one needs to be present except the person executing the POA document. Our mobile public notary will serve as your witness, and will verify your identity. It is important that you not sign the documents before our estate planning service notary arrives. Documents signed ahead of time will not be eligible for notarization.
What do I need to have When I Sign?
When it comes time to sign your POA document it is important you are able to sign your signature in the same manner that it would appear on your personal banking documents. While verification of your signature and identity is all that is required to sign the papers, once they are notarized, you will need to submit them to:
Your bank, your care home or care provider, as well as the Land Titles Office. It is general practice to inform the person you name as POA of your intention. Copies of your POA may be given to your accountant and lawyer for safekeeping. Many of our clients also choose to mail signed copies of their POA to themselves in the mail. They then keep the sealed documents, with postage markings in tact, with their personal documents or in their personal safe.
Do I have to go to the Office in Person?
With Mobile Notary Baltimore, we’ll always come directly to you. Whether you’re at home, in the hospital, or out of town on business, our mobile notaries offer notary for wills services, traveling documents assistance, and Apostille help. When you’re ready to sit down and put the ink to paper, make sure you call one of our professional notaries first. Our punctual notaries will notify you of our arrival, present identification upon request, and ensure that we have both our notary stamp and notary seal on us. Everything you used to have to do a notary office can now be accomplished quickly and conveniently from the comfort of your own home. Wherever you are, whatever document you need signed, Mobile Notary Baltimore is here to revolutionize your document signing experience.