Delaware County Estate Planning Attorney Elaborates on Obtaining Power of Attorney
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My father wants to give me power of attorney for a specific time period. What are the steps in obtaining power of attorney?
As an experienced Delaware County Estate Planning Attorney, I often handle these types of matters. In order to be appointed an agent under a power of attorney for a specific period of time, your father, as the principal, could execute a limited power of attorney naming you as his agent and allowing you to carry out a specific task for a specified amount of time. Once the act is completed or the period of time has expired, the power of attorney would become void. Under Pennsylvania law, a power of attorney can only be created by your father signing the document with at least two adult witnesses (other than the principal, agent and notary public) and a notary public acknowledgment.
Do you have questions about obtaining power of attorney? If so, contact the experienced Delaware County Estate Planning Attorney Stephen Loester.