New Jersey Power of Attorney Forms

The New Jersey Power of Attorney Forms are legal forms that carry the purpose of delegating decision-making powers from one party, known as the “principal”, to another party, named the “agent”. Powers can be assigned based upon the principal’s finances, property, children, health, taxes, and much more. By using a limited type of agreement, the principal can essentially assign any power they wish (even if a POA wouldn’t typically be required), such as permission to walk their dog or collect their mail.

Types (9)

Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – For providing an agent with powers over anything related to the principal’s finances. Can be made as broad or specific as the principal wishes. Commonly used for giving the principal a sense of security should anything happen to them unexpectedly.

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General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Used for giving an agent sweeping powers over one’s finances. Very close in similarity to the durable (financial) poa, with the major exception in that it expires automatically should the principal experience a medical event that leaves them unable to communicate.

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Limited (Special) Power of AttorneyCan be used for assigning any power(s) the principal wishes. The most relaxed/non-specific type of POA.

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Medical (Health Care) Power of Attorney – For nominating a person to speak with doctors and other medical professionals on behalf of the principal. The form either goes into effect immediately, or after the principal suffers from a medical event that renders them unable to communicate their personal wishes.

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Minor Child Power of Attorney – Used for nominating a family member, friend, or other trusted individual to take care of one (1) or more children. Commonly used by parent(s) that will be away on active duty, medical treatment, a prison sentence, or another reason.

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Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – Solely for the use of delegating powers to an agent for a powered, street-legal vehicle.

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Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney – A principal who wishes to elect another party to take care of one or more real estate affairs—namely, the purchase, sale, management, or refinancing of a property can do so by completing the form.

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Revocation of Power of Attorney – Once executed, any powers previously granted to the agent via a power of attorney will be revoked.

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State Tax Filing Power of Attorney (Form M-5008-R) – Provided by the New Jersey Division of Taxation, the document allows for an individual to appoint a representative to view their sensitive tax information. The last two (2) pages provide as instructions for completing the form.

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Laws & Signing Requirements

  • New Jersey Power of Attorney Laws Durable Laws – Title 46 & Medical Laws – Title 26
  • State Definition of Power of Attorney (§ 46:2B-10) – “means a duly signed and acknowledged written document in which a principal authorizes an agent to act on his behalf.”
  • State Definition of Advance Directive for Health Care (§ 26:2H-55) – “means a writing executed in accordance with the requirements of P.L.1991, c.201. An “advance directive” may include a proxy directive or an instruction directive, or both.”
  • Signing Requirements
    • Advance Directive (§ 26:2H-56) – Signed by 2 individuals other than the principal, or notarized.