Murrells Inlet, SC asked in Estate Planning for Florida

Q: How would a Florida POA Principal sign a new POA if they are in assisted living under lockdown due to COVID19?

Principal wants to revoke current POA and Agent and to create a new durable POA.

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Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can contact a Florida Estate Planning Attorney and they can draft a Durable Power of Attorney and then you can mail the POA to the person at the facility and they can get the document witnesses and notarized at the facility that will surely have a notary on hand or can provide one or you can have them even do it online as an option under some of the Remote Online Notary (RON) sites. You likely would need a Florida Attorney help you because the Florida POA was recently updated and is quite demanding compared to a lot of the older generic versions that were always around. Florida is particular in what they will accept in many instances, just try a generic one at any financial institution and see how they respond (not helpful).

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