Asked in Power of Attorney
I resently discovered that Aug 2003 my dad's name was removed from the deed on his property. My stepmom has power of attorney. Was his signature needed for this?
If the power of attorney (POA) was correctly drawn up, if the signature is valid and other legal things then your step-mother is entirely within her rights. In some ways that is what you father agreed to when he gave up legal control. In many transfers the POA is checked to make sure the person signing the transfer documents appears to have the power to do so. They may or may not have obtained title insurance to protect the transfer. I would speak to a lawyer to see if there are any issues or reasons to believe that the transfer is invalid. Your father's signature is not needed on the title documents if the POA is valid.