My question involves a power of attorney in the state of California. I scanned through the POA forum but didn't see a thread that sounded like my problem, if I missed it then I apologize for the double post. My mother gave a POA to a friend with whom my sister (a minor) will be staying in order for them to enroll her in the upcoming school year. California Probate Code Section 4121 and 4122 state that a notary is not required if two signing witnesses meet the requirements of 4122 however, the legal office where I live said the POA is not valid. We haven't contacted the school yet (that is our next step) but my question is: why would a legal office say that a POA is not valid when it meets the requirements of the state probate code?