The person signing with an "X" had a stroke and is unable to sign his name although he is competent. He has asked a family member to assume power of attorney over his affairs. The notary is scheduled to come to his house to notarize the document, but we are unsure of how many witnesses we need to attest to the "X" being the signature. We cannot find the answer on the notary website and hope you can answer for us.
Oil / Gas Attorney
If the power of attorney is being notarized, you do not need any witnesses. However, it is always a good idea to have 2 disinterested witnesses sign and be notarized as well in order to have additional proof of mental capacity and lack of duress or coercion.
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Elder Law Attorney
In addition to what Attorney Koel says, it is usually a good idea to have the witness statements eplain that the person is signing before them by making their mark.
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