Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hello and thank you for contacting Just Answer. I am an expert here and I look forward to assisting you today. If at any point any of my answers aren’t clear please don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.
You would not be able to sign anything to give them powers AFTER you became "incompetent". However, before you got to that stage you could give them a Power of Attorney which would allow them to conduct business for you. It is usually better to give it to only one at a time and you can have a local attorney draft it in such a way that there is a line of succession. If one can't or won't act as Power of Attorney then it passes to another.
There are forms online to do it as well, but the only place that I am aware of that has up to date forms is at http://lztrk.com/?a=2177&c=15&p=r&s1=
There may be others, but I'm not familiar with them.
If you should become disabled or incompetent before preparing a Power of Attorney then the only option they would have would be to petition the court for a guardianship. That i smuch more complicated and expensive though.
The website is showing you are offline so I will save and exit so I can assist others. I will be online most of the day but it may take a little while for me to answer if I am assisting others.
If you want to discuss this real time please wait here in Chat after providing an answer to the above question and I should be with you in a few minutes.
Well of course I would have a Power of Attorney made up BEFORE needed! My question is/was "is this the CORRECT LEGAL FORM to use???
Yes, that is the correct legal form for what you want based on your facts.
Well, earlier I sent you a reply, like I said I wanted to know what "forms" I should use......... I do know one has to have a signed "power of attorney" BEFORE if that complication comes up. Is there other forms I should have?
I do know I need to have a "signed" power of attorney BEFORE such a time comes.......... what other forms, if any, do I need?
Why did you rate this as Bad Service? your original question was "what legal paper(s) would I need to have my sister and my two son's able to sign for me?" and I answered that, very specifically with information stating that you needed a Power of Attorney.
A specific answer to a specific question.
You then returned and changed your question to "My question is/was "is this the CORRECT LEGAL FORM to use???"
And I, again, answered specifically, Yes.
Then you rated it as Bad Service. Each time I have provided a direct answer to your question within a few minutes of you answering it. Now you have asked another question after rating this as Bad Service.