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Get 2 witnesses to sign in front of a notary. Depends on the state. When I transferred an old POA when applying for guardianship transfer in SC, I learned that it needs 2 witnesses. Since mom's had only one witness, I had to trace back to her old lawyer who was still alive. The POA doc now has 2 certifications through both state probates and stamped because my mom can no longer make a new one.
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My friend at Bratton Law just went through this with my partner and me 2 weeks ago. They specialize (like I'm sure a few other Elder Law groups do as well) in this exact thing. Call and Ask for Anne at Bratton Law - she'll probably help you as a friendly gesture.
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Having something notarized means only that the Notary has checked ID and that the signature of the person is the signature on the document. Nothing else. My advice for a good POA is see a lawyer. Much depends on this as different entities, banks, realtors want different things on a POA. BE SAFE as this cannot be redone when the person is incapable of making his or her own decisions.
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I would use a lawyer. POA has to be assigned. The person assigning it needs to be confident to do so. Otherwise, guardianship has to be gotten and its expensive.

I read ur profile. Are u caring for a LO or u have clients. If ur talking about a client than you should not become their POA. Its a conflict of interest. If you are caring for LO then you should have POA.
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Someone can create a PoA when they are of sound mind. They can designate any person, multiple persons (even a caregiver) or organization. In my state my mother's PoA documents had to be signed in front of the notary with 2 witnesses who were not family members, plus my mom (the creator) and the PoA (me). The creator and the PoA each have to have a signed, notarized original copy.
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