Power Of Attorney ,info???
Q: I live in VA and want to establish a Power of Attorney (POA). My STBX wants to give me POA limited to depositing/cashing/using a check from a certain source. The financial institution involved says that they do not have the forms to do this and that we had to create them with or without the help of an attorney. Once we provide the financial institution with the POA, then I have to sign an agreement that makes me responsible rather than the institution-- seems ok. Is anyone aware of a template of such a POA for VA. If so please advise.
A: -In Va., the simplest and most reliable way to do this is to just use one of the standard pre-printed forms commonly available and do the obvious: Edit it by a few strike-outs and an inserted typed clause to say exactly what you do above. This can of course also be done by essentially a one- or two-sentence POA; but, psychologically, low- and low-level bank officers like to see the pretty printing on a form familiar to them. -Go to www.findforms.com, search on power of attorney and print out the one that suits your circumstances. This is a website for legal forms and basic information; some free, some you have to pay for. I went through the same thing when I moved from Maryland to Georgia and wanted to finalize the sale of a house without having to go back to Maryland. Had to go through a lawyer for the power of attorney to keep the bank happy.