2017 Maryland Code
Estates and Trusts
Title 17 - Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
§ 17-110. Requirements.

  • (a) In general. -- A power of attorney executed on or after October 1, 2010, shall be:
    • (1) In writing;
    • (2) Signed by the principal or by some other person for the principal, in the presence of the principal, and at the express direction of the principal;
    • (3) Acknowledged by the principal before a notary public; and
    • (4) Attested and signed by two or more adult witnesses who sign in the presence of the principal and in the presence of each other.
  • (b) Notary public as adult witness. -- The notary public before whom the principal acknowledges the power of attorney may also serve as one of the two or more adult witnesses.
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