Must third parties honor a power of attorney?
Third parties must honor a properly executed and legally adequate power of attorney. It's important that you be careful not to use forms that you might find on the internet and to consult with an attorney about the drafting of your power of attorney so that it is legally adequate and properly executed. However, third parties do have the right to question a power of attorney and require that its adequacy be established. Consult with an attorney if someone has refused your power of attorney and you think they did so inappropriately.