If you need to process your documents but you are out of the country, or maybe far away from the relevant offices, you can authorize a representative to do so on your behalf. Magna Carta Law Firm offers Power of Attorney services such as drafting or certifying a POA.
A Power of Attorney (POA) is a written document giving another person the power to act in conducting the signer’s business. This includes signing papers, checks, title documents, and contracts. In addition, the grantee can handle bank accounts and other activities on behalf of the person granting the power.
You must be aware that you should only grant a power of attorney if you trust that the person or the agency will act in your best interest.
A POA’s efficacy might vary. Some take effect instantly, while others may be activated by a certain circumstance, such as the principal’s incapacity.
As a trustee, the agent is bound to act in the best interests of the principal. The agent must follow the instructions outlined in the POA, prevent conflicts of interest, and keep accurate records of their actions.
In rare situations, interested parties may contest a POA, particularly if they feel the agreement was signed under duress or fraud, or if the principal lacked the mental ability to comprehend its implications.
If you need any power of attorney services, you need to appear personally at the Magna Carta office before our notarial services attorney.