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    Jan 24, 2008, 10:01 AM
    Power of attorney
    My wife is in a probation detention center and I need to get power of attorney for some medical records. What is the easiest way? Can I do it without hiring legal help?
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    Jan 24, 2008, 10:06 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by fulghum
    My wife is in a probation detention center and I need to get power of attorney for some medical records. What is the easiest way? Can I do it without hiring legal help?

    Yes, a Power of Attorney is a fairly simple form and depending on why you need it you might not need an Attorney - would need more info.

    I believe "most" holding centers will allow people to sign legal documents; "many" prisons and jails will not.
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    Jan 24, 2008, 05:23 PM
    You can have your wife ask to have someone prepare a power of attorney for her at the detention center. She signs it, has it notarized and gives it to you (or mails it to you).

    You don't have to get an attorney involved. Jails routinely do this for the inmates as this is nothing out of the ordinary for them to do. Detention centers should be able to do this for her.

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