I need my ex-wife to grant me a power of attorney to sell a boat. This was agreed to in the divorce settlement many years ago and is entirely amicable. When filling out the form does the ex-wife need to indicate her former married name with me or is here present married name sufficient?
Thanks very much.
First, I presume that there is a title for the boat. If so, that is what she'd need to sign off of to transfer it, and that should have been done right after the divorce. If not, she needs to do it now, and you could force her through the courts if she doesn't cooperate. As to signing, she may need to sign in both names, showing what her former name was.
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A general power of attorney form should be enough. It should include her name as it appears on the title to the boat.
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To be doubly safe, she could write her present name and then F/K/A "old name"
(F/K/A = Formerly Known As)
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