How can my Sister make a Power of Attorney if she cannot sign her name?

Full Question:

My sister has suffered a stroke. She can not speak or write. she had no power of attorney in place. We are trying to establish one. How do I go about doing that?
05/31/2017   |   Category: Power of Attorney   |   State: Florida   |   #38289

Answer:

According to the section of the Florida code below, the Notary can sign for them.  Two witnessses are also required.
 
709.2105. Qualification of Agent; How to Properly Execute a Power of Attorney. (1) An agent must be 18 years old or older; or a financial institution that has trust powers and authorized to conduct trust business in Florida.

(2) The power of attorney must be signed by the principal, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, and acknowledged before a notary public. (3) If the principal is physically unable to sign the power of attorney, the notary public may sign the principal’s name on the power of attorney per the following:

A notary public must make reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities, including:
  • reading the entire document to someone who is blind before notarizing;
  • let person sign with a mark if the document is:
  • witnessed by two disinterested persons;
  • notary prints the person’s first and last name; and
  • notary prints the words, “his (or her) mark” below the person’s signature mark