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I need to get a POA for my dad. He has a difficult time getting out of the house. I was hoping there is someone who could come here to help us with this.

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You can check with friends and insurance agents, etc. if your bank won't send someone. Who does the taxes? That person may be a Notary and come to the home. Just about any business of size will have at least one Notary. Many people are authorized to be a Notary Public because of their work.

You can download a POA form from the Internet generally for about $20. I'd get one for health and one for finances. Fill them out, meanwhile hunting for a notary to come to your home.

Your dad has to seem competent mentally. If there is doubt in this matter, check with his doctor.
Good luck,
Carol
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Yes, there are notaries that will travel to your home to witness documents. If you can't find one advertising this service try the state agency that licenses notaries for those in your area. Also you might want to find out if you really need a notary or if two disinterested parties could witness.
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There is a notary at the bank where my parents have their account and she came to their apartment to notarize documents, including their POAs. There was no charge for this.
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Sure. You can find a POA online, fill it out, and then find a notary in the phone book (or online) that will come to the house. This is done in real estate all the time, so a notary is used to traveling. Best of luck!
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If you have an attorney drawing up the POA there may be a notary in the office who could come to your home.
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Yes, the Elder Law attorney we use told us she also makes regular house calls for people who can't come to the office. Do some research for a good elder law attorney in your area, and I'm sure he/she can accommodate you with a home visit.
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Christyd, where are you located? Like Love4Tulips, we have a very good elder law attorney who will make house calls and is also very reasonable in her fees.
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I would call Office for the aging....they may have someone who will do it for free
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We did this a few years ago for my homebound mother. Do an internet search for "mobile notary service" and you should be able to find one. Please be aware that we had to have 2 witnesses meet at mom's along with the notary. Nominal fee of 45.00 and he was on his way. I see you're in SA, if you were in Houston I'd send you a link but San Antonio is large enough to have a mobile notary services. Good luck.
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I live in Canada so when my dad broke his hip and was in hospital a social worker witnessed the POA papers for the banking and then a few years later, my mom had a stroke and lived in a smallish town in Alberta so her attorney and the bank assistant both came to the hospital and all my mom could do was create a very shaky x and as long as she understood what was happening it was all legal. Too bad not everyone prepares for these times…..good luck
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