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My 22 year old son is in a county jail in Virginia (loudoun

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My 22 year old son is in a county jail in Virginia (loudoun county-if that matters). He wants his father and I to obtain POA over him in that we can speak to attorneys on his behalf and handle other matters when/if necessary.

How would we go about obtaining POA if he is in jail? Doesn't he have to execute the documents himself?
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All the power of attorney requires is your son's notarized signature. The POA forms are available off the internet and either a notary can show up to the prison to observe your son sign the document, or perhaps the prison has a notary on staff.

Once complete the document can be mailed or given to you. A POA does not have to filed with a court. It just needs to be in the possession of the Attorney in Fact.

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