Power of Attorney Explained

Power of Attorney Information

The Signer/Principle Authorizes the Attorney in Fact, also known as the Agent, to act on his or her behalf.

To execute the power of attorney in New York State both the Principle and the Agent must be presented in front of a notary public.

They each need to present valid government ID and the Principle/Signer needs to be competent, meaning they have to had read, understand and acknowledge what they’re signing.

Please note a notary public may not give legal advice, construct legal documents or help you understand the documents’ contents.