Sonita M. Leak’s Notary Blog: Which Power of Attorney is it??? | Belle Meade

Early on the morning of Wednesday, August 10, 2016, the spouse of a sick and shut in individual called into GreenvilleNotary.com’s phone line seeking a mobile notary to assist with the signing of a Power of Attorney document later in the evening.

For this signing, time was of the essence, as the signer was already immobile, had suffered a stroke previously and was at the point where they could no longer take care of regular activities of daily living.  In other words, although he remained of Sound Mind, he needed his spouse to perform functions outside of the home, he could no longer perform due to his status.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that the resident had purchased a ‘Super-Duper’ Power of Attorney package.  I call them Super-Duper because the package included several forms of Power of Attorney documents, in essence, a suite.  There was a brief explanation of each.  Although, I gave the residents an explanation of each of the forms, I can in no way, shape or form force a hand as to which document needs to be completed.

As I explained to the resident, I will give the public an explanation of each of the documents that were included in the suite:

Limited Power of Attorney – A Power of Attorney for a specific purpose and/or duration.
Durable Limited Power of Attorney – A Power of Attorney for a specific purpose long-standing.
Unlimited Power of Attorney – A Power of Attorney that is broad in nature and gives an Agent unlimited powers to act on behalf of a Principal.
Durable Unlimited Power of Attorney – A Power of Attorney that is broad in nature, gives an Agent unlimited powers to act on behalf of a Principal and is long-standing.

Today’s assignment occurred in the Belle Meade subdivision of Greenville, South Carolina 29605, was performed by State of South Carolina Notary Public Sonita M. Leak and witnessed by another Belle Meade resident on the fly.

Should you need assistance with your Power of Attorney document (notarization-wise) call on GreenvilleNotary.com, WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS!

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