New Jersey Power of Attorney Forms

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New Jersey power of attorney forms are utilized to grant authority from a person to another and handle the affairs related to finances and health care. The person giving power (“principal”) will have the choice of handing over limited or unrestricted power to the other person (“agent”). In addition, the principal may also elect to have the form be “durable” which means the document would remain in

Types (8)


Durable Power of Attorney – Conveys general powers over one’s property and assets to another. It will stay in effect even if the person creating it can no longer make his or her own decisions.

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Signing Requirements (§ 46:2B-8.9): Acknowledged by a notary public in accordance with § 46:14-2.1.

 


General Power of Attorney – Just like the durable form in that it conveys certain powers over property and assets, but instead of staying in effect upon the principal’s incapacity, it becomes void, upon incapacity.

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Signing Requirements (§ 46:2B-8.9): Acknowledged by a notary public in accordance with § 46:14-2.1.

 


Limited Power of Attorney – Use for specifically defined transactions or time periods. It is only in effect for the intended transaction and is void thereafter.

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Signing Requirements (§ 46:2B-8.9): Acknowledged by a notary public in accordance with § 46:14-2.1.

 


Health Care Power of Attorney (Proxy Directive) – Allows a person to appoint someone to act on their behalf with regard to health care issues. This is only effective if the person who made the directive is in a condition where they cannot make their own decisions.

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Signing Requirements (§ 26:2H-56): Notary acknowledgment or two (2) witnesses.

 


Minor Child Power of Attorney – Allows you to give authority to another to take care of your children in the event of your absence.

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Signing Requirements (§ 3B:12-74): Two (2) witnesses.

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – Use to revoke a POA. It is important that this executed form is provided to the agent and any others relying on the POA so that they receive notice of its revocation.

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Signing Requirements (§ 46:2B-8.10): Acknowledged by a notary public in accordance with § 46:14-2.1.

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form M-5008-R) – Use to give authority to another, usually a tax professional, to represent your interests in front of the tax authorities.

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Signing Requirements: Principal and representative.

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney – Use to give authority to another to represent your motor vehicle interests with the motor vehicle commission.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.

 


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