Table of Contents
- What is Power of Attorney?
- What is the Correct Way to Sign a Legal Document?
- What is the Symbol for Sign on Behalf?
- How Do You Write a Check as POA?
What is Power of Attorney?
Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that gives someone the authority to act on another person’s behalf. The person granting the authority is known as the Principal and the person receiving the authority is known as the Attorney-in-Fact (or Agent). The POA document outlines what rights and responsibilities the Attorney-in-Fact has, and how long their authority is valid.
What is the Correct Way to Sign a Legal Document?
When it comes to signing legal documents on behalf of someone else, it is important to follow the correct procedure. The Principal must sign the document in order to give the Attorney-in-Fact the authority to act on their behalf. The Attorney-in-Fact must also sign the document in order to accept the authority. The signature of the Attorney-in-Fact should be witnessed by a third party who is not a party to the document.
What is the Symbol for Sign on Behalf?
When signing a legal document on behalf of someone else, the Attorney-in-Fact should use the symbol “/s/” followed by their name. This symbol is used to indicate that the document was signed as an act of representation on behalf of the Principal.
How Do You Write a Check as POA?
When writing a check as POA, the Attorney-in-Fact should write their name on the signature line using the “/s/” symbol followed by their name. This indicates that they are signing the check on behalf of the Principal. The Attorney-in-Fact should also include their name and address in the memo line or the check. This is to ensure that the check is valid and will be honored by the bank.