In order to make sure your POA is fully valid upon completion and signing, you must make sure that you follow the right steps to prepare your LA Power of Attorney document before successfully putting it into action.
To do this you will need to meet the following criteria:
Make sure all the details on the form are correct such as names, addresses, dates, and the powers that are to be granted.
The completed form should be signed by both the Agent and Principal.
There are no specific singing requirements for Louisiana, however we recommend that you get two witnesses and a notary public to view and sign the document as well.
Two witnesses must be present at the signing of the document and acknowledged in the presence of a notary public.
For more specific information on LA Power of Attorney signing requirements, consult the Louisiana State Legislature.
In addition to these steps, it is crucial that all the signing parties are legally able to enter into this agreement. This means that they must:
Lastly, the Agent must be a legal adult or a financial institution with trust powers, a registered place of business within the state and that has the authority to carry out trust business in Louisiana. They should also be someone that the Principal has full confidence in.