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Does a power of attorney require notarization?

Does a power of attorney have to be notarized in Virginia? Will a notarized POA (Financial and living) hold up in court in Virginia? —  R. W., Virginia

It’s a possibility that a power of attorney must be notarized. However, your questions are legal questions that should be answered by an attorney or perhaps the agency that has prepared the document.

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

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S Williams Smith

19 Sep 2022

Complicated notarization or question - Don't do it! Your business is more important than subsequent confusions.

Betty J Dedman

19 Sep 2022

It is best for the individual to hire an atty to create their POA. Certainly lenders have appropriate POA's in their packages. When you really NEED to use the POA, you could encounter problems. Friend of DD, who IS an Atty and friend IS an atty, recently had to get friend's sister, who IS their mother's POA, to come into the bank to keep her mother from getting scammed from an online lurker. Mother is loopy from cancer treatments and not making good decisions. Don't play fast and loose with legal issues.

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