Jail Notary Guide - Notarizing Documents While in Jail

It is a challenge if one wants to notarize documents while being in jail. This is due to the fact that at the time of arrest, the inmate has his/her identification confiscated. This becomes the main problem as notarizing documents is all about proper identification whereas it is impossible to identify the prisoner. There is still one ID card that the inmate might possess and could be accepted by the notary, but this is only for those who are in custody and is typically provided by the Department of Corrections.

What Is A Durable Power Of Attorney?

One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “what is a durable power of attorney?”. By definition, the durable power of attorney’s job is to cover requirements regarding general, special and health care. However, there is also a durability clause within this kind of attorney. There are various reasons due to which people prefer adding a durability clause while filling a form for power of attorney. When a power of attorney has a durability clause, if you become incompetent or disabled mentally and as a result fail to look after your affairs, then there is no effect to the durable power of attorney thanks to the durability clause.

Is Your Will Up To Date?

A lot of people spend a great deal of time, energy and money to have their legal documents ready, only to stash them away once they have signed them. A will  usually has a similar fate. This is, obviously, due to the fact that it is hard to envision one’s passing away – and this reason is which makes the whole process grueling enough.

However, the importance of these documents cannot be undermined by personal feelings, and it is necessary to keep a will up-to-date. It is true that situations and circumstances continuously change. Your will should also change accordingly to match these changes.

Here are the things you need to consider when amending your will.

Why Everyone Should Have A Living Will

A living will is a legal document that contains specific instructions regarding the life-sustaining treatment you wish to undergo in case you enter a terminal condition where you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

This medical directive contains a statement as per your wishes regarding the use of technology to sustain life when there is little or no possibility of recovering.

A living will may also appoint another person to make these decisions on your behalf, and should not be confused with a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR).

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