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If I am assigned the power of attorney for financial transactions

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If I am assigned the power of attorney for financial transactions is it legal for me to sign any documents using his name instead of mine? I am being asked by the principal to sign documents using his name and I'm not sure if that is legal. Thanks

JB Umphrey :

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From the facts you've described, you have a "limited" power of attorney.

JB Umphrey :

That means that your power only extends to the powers listed in the power of attorney document.

JB Umphrey :

Nothing more.

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Good luck and best wishes.

JB Umphrey :

I hope that you find this information to be helpful and this answer to be ACCEPTable!

JACUSTOMER-qd41djwu- :

What I want to know is is it legal for me to sign his name instead of mine when I am acting as his agent

JACUSTOMER-qd41djwu- :

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JB Umphrey :

If it involves a financial transaction that's described in the power of attorney document itself, yes.

JB Umphrey :

If it is about a matter that's not described in the power of attorney document, no.

JB Umphrey :

Power of attorney documents are very specific. It's not a one-size-fits-all document.

JACUSTOMER-qd41djwu- :

ok - thanks

JB Umphrey :

That's why it's so important for you to read the actual power of attorney document that you are acting on behalf of.

JB Umphrey :

Good luck and best wishes.

JACUSTOMER-qd41djwu- :

bye

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