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I have a POA question. I have Financial and Healthcare POA

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Hello. My name is Kathy. I have a POA question.
I have Financial and Healthcare POA for my mother who has been legally diagnosed with dementia. I have decided to turn the Financial POA over to my sister. We do have an attorney that will handle the transaction. My question is, do the signatures on the new POA have to be witnessed and notarized in person? We live in Illinois. Thank you!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 2 months ago.

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I am afraid that you may run into trouble with this if it is questioned because only the grantor of the POA can extend it or transfer it to someone else. But if mother has not been declared medically or legally incompetent by her doctors or a probate judge, then this is no problem..


But yes, mother would have to sign the new POA in front of a notary with then acknowledging the signature.





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