There are several types of power of attorney documents. Some are for medical power of attorney and others are for general personal affairs such as finances.
Many families are waiting until something happens before putting a power of attorney into place with their children or a trusted individual. Setting up a power of attorney before you become hospitalized or deemed incompetent does not mean you are turning your affairs over to someone now. They can be set to take effect upon you no longer being capable of handling your affairs and not until.
So many people come to me for notarization of a power of attorney to take over their parent’s affairs once they have been deemed no longer able to care for themselves and no longer competent to handle their affairs. Once they have become incompetent it is too late to put a power of attorney document into place with a signature from the person and a notarization of their signature.
Please be aware of this and prepare for that day before it comes, to save the money and headache of having to petition the courts after it has happened to you or your loved one.
If you need notary assistance, contact me via phone or text at (712) 251-5559 to set an appointment. I can asist you if you live in the Sioux City, Iowa or surrounding area.
Please be prepared with a valid form of ID such as an Iowa driver’s license, Iowa state issued ID or passport for identification purposes.