Simi Valley, CA asked in Divorce and Estate Planning for California

Q: Does a notary have to be from California if Ex is living overseas?

1. My Ex-wife is living in Korea and will need to complete it there designating our son as her PoA representative. Can a notary at the US Embassy sign the form or does the notary have to be from California?

2. If she completes the form can a scanned and printed copy be used by my son to prove he has PoA?

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Howard E. Kane
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Howard E. Kane
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Oakland, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your ex-wife can have her POA notarized out of state or out of the country. However, your son may need the original to conduct business on her behalf-- It depends on the financial institution, however, it is proper procedure to examine the original POA.

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Sally Bergman
Sally Bergman
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • San Mateo, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: When an individual signs a US document in a foreign country that would typically require a notarization, they should seek the assistance of the local US Embassy who will provide the equivalent of a local notarization. Once that is completed, a good quality scan should be all that any institution will require.

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