Phoenix, AZ asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Arizona

Q: Who can i have look at this durable POA document that my mom signed for my sister in law and my brother? It looks wrong.

The only signature that's legit is my mom's 1 signature. And the 2 disinterested witnesses signatures are done by the same person. Who happens to be my sister in laws best friend. And I've never seen a notary that has handwriting like a child's. And all of the initials are not my mother's handwriting.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: If you have genuine concerns about the authenticity of a power of attorney, particularly one with handwritten and initialed changes, you should decline to accept it and request a clean version whose authenticity you don’t question.

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