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My wife and I are divorcing. She has agreed to quit claim

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My wife and I are divorcing. She has agreed to quit claim her share of our house. It seems all requirements state that she must sign and get notarized. My lawyer drew up a real estate power of attorney for that purpose which she did sign and notarized. Can I use that in place of her signature on the quite claim deed for Fairfax County Virginia?
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Virginia, Fairfax County
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Not yet. She moved to Michigan in May and our six-month waiting period is just now reached.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nope, that's it.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.

Hi! My name is Richard & I will be helping you today! It will take me a few minutes to type a response to your question. Thanks for your patience!

Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.

Hi Mark. Does the POA specifically give you the authority to sign the deed on your wife's behalf? Thanks.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It gives me the authority to sign any and all real estate actions, but not specifically spelling out the house.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Never mind. Keep the $5.00. Thanks anyway. I'm done.
Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.

I'll be happy to help if you need help. If not, no worries.