My question involves court procedures for the state of: New York
The Attorney-in-fact is a lay person who did retain an attorney to handle an estate case. In response to interrogatories requiring responses under oath, the attorney-in-fact swore to the answers under oath making statements on behalf of the person who gave him the power of attorney. That person is not incapacitated in any way shape or form and could have signed the responses himself. I believe a person who is not an attorney by profession cannot represent a person before the surrogates court in New York. Doesn't the same principle apply here? the attorney-in-fact is not an attorney by profession? I need some help here understanding this.