Notary Post: Powers of Attorney? We Notarize Those!

We are your source for getting that Power of Attorney notarized here in the Upstate. Below are some interesting State of South Carolina notary facts regarding Power of Attorney documents:

1) A Power of Attorney, assigns specified or general duties to a person acting on behalf of another.

2) The person who is assigning duties is called a Principal.

3) The person being assigned the duties is called the Attorney-In-Fact or Agent.

4) If the Principal wants another person to be able to act on their behalf in case the first agent is not available, they may assign another person to act on their behalf. This person is called a Successor Agent.

Did you also know that if you have sound mind, but NOT sound body, that you can either make a mark or have the notary public sign on your behalf? There is special language that we as notaries must affix to the document in order for it to be valid. Oh, and should this option be necessary, the notary CANNOT act as the second witness. You must find another person to act in this capacity.

Should you as an individual have questions as it pertains to state law, please consult an attorney. The language posted above is for informational purposes ONLY! Thank you and have a good day!

*Provided by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent and Owner, Sonita M. Leak.

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