How to Get Power of Attorney for Your Mother

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Select the type of power of attorney you believe your mother requires.

Obtain an appropriate power of attorney form. Banks and other financial institutions maintain financial power of attorney forms. Hospitals, doctor's offices and other medical centers provide consumers with health care power of attorney forms.

Designate an agent to act on your mother's behalf on the power of attorney form. The agent is the person who acts on your mother's behalf.

Sign the power of attorney. Depending on the laws of your state, your mother signs the power of attorney in front of a notary public or witnesses (or both, depending on the law in your jurisdiction).

Deliver the original power of attorney form to the individual named as the agent in the document.



About the Author

Mike Broemmel began writing in 1982. He is an author/lecturer with two novels on the market internationally, "The Shadow Cast" and "The Miller Moth." Broemmel served on the staff of the White House Office of Media Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Benedictine College and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University. He also attended Brunel University, London.

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