How do I execute a Quit Claim Deed as the Power of Attorney for my father? Does my name & any designation need to be in the same area as the Grantor? Or do I fill it out with just the Grantor & Grantee and sign the Quit Claim Deed on my father's behalf? (This is for the state of Indiana.)
State/Country relating to question: Indiana
Called the Lake County, IN, Recorder's office to no avail. They refuse to provide any information as to how to properly fill out the forms. My aunt has spoken to them in person, but they wouldn't help her & she's one of the owners of the property. I've been researching this all day. My father is out of the country & expects me to handle this with the Power of Attorney.
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Technically you can sign his name or your name, as attorney-in-fact. To cover all bases, we have our client sign as follows: sign his name on the signature line then write "by" then sign "[you're name], his attorney-in-fact". In order to have clear title for a future buyer, you will most likely have to record the power of attorney document and an affidavit stating that the document had not been revoked prior to you signing the deed.
I work as an attorney in a firm for which 60% of our business is real estate.
In recording the POA, do I submit a copy with the Quit Claim Deed?
Yes. But they will need an original. They will return it to you once it has been recorded.
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