Updated on September 30th, 2022
A New Jersey general power of attorney is a document that can be used by an individual to appoint an agent to oversee certain areas of their finances. Because this power of attorney is non-durable, the selected agent will not be able to act on the principal’s behalf in the event the principal becomes incapacitated and can no longer make competent decisions. The document must be acknowledged by a notary public and will become effective immediately when notarized unless the principal specifies another future date. It may be revoked at any time by written notice given to the agent by the principal.
Laws – §§ 46:2B-8.1 – 46:2B-19 (Revised Durable Power of Attorney Act)
Signing Requirements (§ 46:2B-8.9) – Notary Public
Durable Power of Attorney – This power of attorney remains effective even if the principal becomes disabled, incapacitated, or incompetent.