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My mother's left (dominant) hand is useless for now due to her recent stroke. What do I do about her signing the DPOA?

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Sinabess, since you mentioned the Durable Power of Attorney has no places for witnesses to sign tells me an Attorney did not draw up this DPOA, correct? Plus an Attorney could have mentioned your Mom only needed to sign an X.

If this DPOA wasn't drawn up by an Attorney, make me wonder if all bases were covered according to your State law. if this is a form that you fill out, be very careful as one misplaced word or one left out word could change the meaning of the DPOA.
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Something you can do to cover all bases is to video the "signing" of the POA. If you mother is able to speak, she can make it clear that she knows what her X means and that she is willingly electing you to be her POA. It's so easy to record video now with our cell phones.
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Thanks. She is not demented. Wow, even an X? The form I have has a place for a notary, but no place for a witness to sign.
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As a Notary, I can accept just the X mark, BUT the patient has to be competent and know what they are signing. Any sign of dementia and no go.
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If it is just a matter of her being physically unable then her best effort or even an X scrawled with her right hand is still perfectly acceptable. If possible have it prepared by a lawyer but in any event have it witnessed and notarized.
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