Post # 1
I need some help. My dad is very ill and he wants me to get a POA for him to sign so I can be responsible for his banking, decision etc. Not his wife whom he JUST married a few months ago after everyone advised him against it. He now wished he would have listened to everyone and regrets it, be he feels he owes to it to her cause she “takes care of him” He doesnt have the energy to get up and out to go to the bank and take care of it in person.
However, he doesnt want her to have any say in his banking, money etc.
We dont have the money to do this through an actual attorney. Is there a form I can print online or if someone has one they can send to me and I can put in the info as requested and have him sign it and get it notarized??
Any info would be grateful and much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Post # 3
I’m not sure about the form itself, but as far as the bank goes, it does have to be recorded with your register of deeds before the bank will honor it. Also, you need to make sure that it specifically says you have POA for banking transactions.
Post # 4
Call your state bar. I know that my state bar website has a PoA form on it that is available to the public.
And if your state bar website doesn’t have one, look at alabar.org….
Post # 5
This is another website that has legal documentation available: http://www.legalzoom.com/
Post # 6
Call your state bar and ask if you qualify for legal aid services. In your case, I think it’s worth doing this through an actual attorney, because there is more than a mere possibility that the POA will be contested.
Post # 7
What state are you in? I am an attorney in Washington, so my forms would only work here. Be careful with just buying forms. I really advise against it because many times, there is language in there that most people don’t understand the consequences of. Also with POA, they don’t control some assets, especially if you live in a community property state. The wife will have some control.
Just to do a POA should not me more than $200, if that. Try calling around or talk to the state bar association, as they have knowledge of some legal aid services or pro bono services that may help.
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice everyone, My dad actually passed away last week before I had anything legalized. Everything seems to be working out with the bank and all the legals etc.
Post # 9
@3M:i am so sorry for your loss. hope all of the legal stuff works out – you certainly don’t need any headaches with that.
Post # 10
This form can be easily filled out and there is no cost other than just going to a notary. (Download)