GOOD TO KNOW: HOW TO SIGN WHEN YOU ARE USING A POWER OF ATTORNEY

GOOD TO KNOW: HOW TO SIGN WHEN YOU ARE USING A POWER OF ATTORNEY

Let’s say that a close relative of yours has appointed you as agent for a financial power of attorney. The time has come when you need to sign a document on behalf of your relative, called the principal. How do you sign? Not by mimicking your relative signature, not by simply signing your own signature, but by writing: name of principal by + your regular signature + as his/her attorney-in-fact. In case of a deed, lately the clerks at the Los Angeles County Recorder have asked us to add the name of the agent next to the signature.

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