A power of attorney is a legally binding document that grants a specified person power over his or her assets, and/or medical decisions in the event the individual is incapacitated. If an individual falls into a coma due to illness, for instance, the person to whom he or she provided power of attorney will have the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf. Due to its sensitive nature, most states require this type of document to be notarized before its made official.
Let’s face it, not everyone has the time to visit a notary public’s office to have his or her documents notarized. If you’re middle of closing on a mortgage loan, for instance, you’ll probably be confined to the seller’s home or the real estate agent’s office. Thankfully, there are notary publics out there who specialize in on-site notarizations.