If I was to purchase durable power attorney when will it go infect? Do I have to have it notarized?

Amy Hutchens ∙ August 29, 2019

There are generally two types of a general durable power of attorney (dpoa): immediate and springing. An immediate dpoa goes into effect the moment that you sign it. The other type of dpoa "springs" into effect when some condition is met, such as a doctor certifies that you have become incapacitated.

Some states require that a power of attorney be notarized, some states require witnesses and some states require both.

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