Using mother as trustee of Land Trust - Posted by osirus.rm
Posted by osirus.rm on January 27, 2002 at 03:26:37:
Can I legally have my mother be the trustee of a land trust and sign it using her middle and maiden name only? For example, if my mother’s maiden name was “Jane Ann Doe” and her her married name was “Jane Ann Smith”; could she legally sign her name as “Ann Doe” as trustee for a land trust?
If it is legal; how should my mother sign something that has to be notorized? How would she identify herself to the notary since anything identifying her would have her married name “Jane Ann Smith” as opposed to her middle and maiden name “Ann Doe”? Would she use a/k/a and n/k/a? For example, "1234 XYZ Steet Land Trust “Ann Doe” also known as “Jane Ann Doe” now known as “Jane Ann Smith” as trustee? I would prefer that not be the case since it would then be public record what my mother’s true name is. That would defeat my purpose. Could I have her sign a notorized affidavit basically stating that she is both “Ann Doe” and “Jane Ann Smith” and then have her show this affidavit to any subsequent notary; as identification; when she has to sign something that has to be notorized?
Assuming this is legal, I want to make being my trustee as hassle free as possible for my mother. For this reason, I thought I would get a rubber stamp made of her signature. If I do this, will a power of attorney be sufficient to allow me to sign her name to documents?
My mother has been a homemaker and married to my father for about 30 years. There, is little if anything in the public records with her name on it. Plus, anything in the public records would have her married name on it. I figure, it would be difficult or close to impossible for someone to track down my mother using her middle and maiden name. Thus my privacy is protected