Does my successor attorney in fact need to sign and be notarized in my power of attorney document?

Jeffrey Lippman ∙ July 15, 2019

The requirements of execution vary by State. However, the LegalZoom forms are reliably state specific. LegalZoom provides detailed execution instructions. However, if you have questions or concerns, you are entitled under your membership to have an attorney document review and consultation prior to having your Power of Attorney executed.



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Cody R Cooper ∙ 2019-07-15T12:11:11-04:00

The requirements would vary by state to state, so I would advise talking to a LegalZoom attorney within your state to verify your state's requirements. That being said, typically, the successor attorney-in-fact would not need to sign or notarize the POA document.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

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