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Yes, in order for your spouse to have any legal authority to act on behalf of your parents, they will need to sign a POA giving him that authority. Without it, he's free to assist you, but he would not have any legal authority to deal with third parties. You wouldn't have the authority to simply add him to your POA unless your existing POA specifically gives you that right.
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It would say that as POA you have the right to appoint an additional or successor POA on behalf of your parents. It varies where it might be in the document, but the standard POA would not include this provision.
If you are allowed, you could do it anytime. :)
Thanks for following up and I'm so sorry for the delay. I'm just now seeing your response! I appreciate your patience! I would get a new document specifically in favor of your spouse and have it signed and notarized.
But w both our names on the same document or one poa for me and a separate poa for him?
If you are both going to be acting on her behalf, I would get a new one with both of you listed and the POA should specifically provide that you can each act independently without the consent of the other.
I am the adult child of my parent who made me the POA, so it is ok to name my spouse or does my parent need to name my spouse. Or me, as the adult child to name my spouse, or do both my parent and myself need to sign the document. (just trying to understand what will happen)
Unless the POA your parent gave to you specifically gives you the right to name a successor POA, your parent will need to sign the document appointing your spouse as a POA.