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Ely, Counselor at Law
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I have a witnessed and notarized District of Columbia

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I have a witnessed and notarized District of Columbia Durable Power of Attorney and Durable Medical Power of Attorney. I was told that it would be better to file them in court. Please advise of details to file these documents in court.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

There is no need to file the power(s) of attorney. They are effective even without being filed. Sometimes, people file them in case the originals get lost.

Typically, a power of attorney is only recorded in Washington DC, if it deals real estate. IF SO, then it is recorded with the office of the Recorder of Deeds. Otherwise, there is really no need for it to be recorded unless you feel that the originals may be lost.

The recording may be done by simply sending in the POA plus a small fee, or, stopping by their location:

***** SW, Suite 270 West, Washington, DC 20024
Phone:(###) ###-####/p>

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Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!