You should assign power of attorney to someone your trust if you will be temporarily unable to make important decisions or actions such as paying your bills, or if you are concerned about your health and worry you may be medically incapable of making those choices in the future.
There are various types of power of attorney and the requirements differ by state.
Find your New Jersey (NJ) power of attorney form below.
New Jersey (NJ) Power of Attorney Documents
New Jersey DMV Power of Attorney
You may use a DMV power of authority to give another person or entity the authority to make decisions and execute transactions on your behalf relating to vehicles.
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New Jersey Real Estate Power of Attorney
To assign legal authority to a third party (agent) to act on your behalf in matters relating to real estate only, you may use a document called a real estate power of attorney. On downloading the forms below, sign only against the real estate-related powers and leave the line next to the other powers blank.
New Jersey Tax Power of Attorney
Under the terms of a tax power of attorney, a named agent may file taxes on your behalf and manage your other tax affairs.
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How to Get Power of Attorney in New Jersey
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal need to fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
All the power of attorney forms and templates offered on this page comply with the relevant New Jersey laws.
New Jersey Power of Attorney Requirements
Your power of attorney form will be legally binding in New Jersey if it’s executed according to NJ Rev Stat § 46:2B. Make sure your power of attorney meets all NJ requirements:
- The power of attorney form must include the:
- name and contact information of the principal and agent(s)
- date of execution
- powers given to the agent, described in clear language
- effective date of the agent’s powers
- termination of the agent’s powers
- signatures of the principal, agent, and notary
- The principal’s signature must be acknowledged before a notary public
- A durable power of attorney must contain specific language indicating that the agent’s powers will not be revoked if the principal becomes incapacitated.
If you appoint multiple co-agents, you should indicate whether they will act jointly or separately to make decisions on your behalf. If you don’t specify in the form, your agents will have to agree on every decision made on your behalf.