Berwick, ME asked in Contracts, Family Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for Maine

Q: How do I find out if my family forged my signature on a power of attorney? How do I find out if I have 1?

I'm pretty sure my grandparents Forged my signature on a power of attorney and are also illegally video&audio monitoring me amongst other tracking ect... I'm 29.

I would never sign one and I have knowledge of past signature forgeries.

How do I find out if I have one on me and what do I do to take the proper legal action against such betrayal.(I've flat out asked them about the power of attorney and the monitoring. It's always a no. I have expectation of privacy and I'm almost certain it's even in bathrooms aswell as my vehicle so this is just one step in stopping this behavior to which they themselves say is wrong yet do it themselves due to justification of everything they do. It's a complete show of disrespect along with breaking every personal privacy line you can think.)

1 Lawyer Answer

A: A power of attorney authorized another person to take action on your behalf. The person named in the POA is usually the holder and custodian of the physical instrument itself.

When third parties like banks, hospitals, etc have dealings with the person named in the POA when they are acting on your behalf, they often make a copy of the instrument to protect themselves in case you were to claim that person did not have authority to act on your behalf.

Video and audio monitoring is not something directly related to a POA. On the other hand, if the person you suspect contracted with a security company to install cameras and microphones ostensibly on your behalf, that company may very well have made a copy of the POA presented to protect itself.

The first thing you need to do is identify a bank or other company who has taken an action at the behest of the person you suspect on your behalf. Then contact that company to see if they have a copy of the POA presented. You likely will want it to undo whatever action it took on your behalf as being unauthorized by you.

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