The Bank Refused the Power of Attorney?
I just spent about half an hour on the phone with the son (“Mr. Smith Jr.”) of Mr. Smith Sr. who is in Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. A few days ago, a notary notarized a power of attorney with Mr. Smith Sr.. When Mr. Smith Jr. brought it to the bank, the bank wouldn’t accept it since it was notarized incorrectly. The wrong notary acknowledgement was used and the marks signed by Mr. Smith Sr. weren’t written with correct representation. What a terrible surprise for the Smiths.
Yesterday, I notarized a document for Mr. Smith Sr.. He signed by a mark and we had two witnesses present.
Today in the early evening, Mr. Smith Jr. called me asking for help. He noticed on the power of attorney that the notary certificate was different than what I used. He also noticed that the mark his father made on the power of attorney was handled differently than the way it was handled on the document I notarized. He called me again for help, when they arrived at the other notary’s office.
Having an incorrectly notarized power of attorney was hugely unfortunate for the Smith family, as Mr. Smith Sr. recently fell which caused paralysis from his neck down. This event by itself is enormously overwhelming for the Smiths.
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