Abbeville, SC asked in Family Law for South Carolina

Q: What do I do once a Power of Attorney has been signed, witnessed and notarized?

My mom fell in July and had surgery on her hip and wrist. She is 90. I have the POA, but I do not know what to do now. She lived in Gaffney, SC before her accident, but now has an assisted living apartment in Greenwood, SC so she can be closer to me and my family. She will have palliative hospice once she gets out of rehab for a third time and will return to her apartment. I have POA for her medical and have had it since she made her will. We just did the Power of Attorney for her finances. Do I need to file it anywhere?

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Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
  • Summerville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: You will need to file the financial power of attorney in the register of deed office for the county where she resides.

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