New Jersey Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

The New Jersey Limited (Special) Power of Attorney is the most appropriate document for an individual (the Principal) to use if they want to direct another party (the Agent) to represent them only in specific instances or for a specific period of time. The contract provided here offers the Principal an easy way to list such instances in way that clearly communicates to the Agent what is expected of them. So long as the Principal’s responses do not conflict with any relevant state Power of Attorney laws and they uphold state signing requirements (as found below), they will in effect initiate a legally-binding relationship with the Agent.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Revised Durable Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 46:2B-8.9) – State law specifies that: “The POA must be duly signed and acknowledged in the manner set forth in R.S.46:14-2.1.” This provision mandates that:

  • The Principal must appear before an officer and acknowledge that the Power of Attorney was executed as the Principal’s own act.
  • The officer signs a certificate stating that acknowledgment or proof, and the certificate must also include the statements noted in R.S.46:14-2.1.
  • The signing must take place before one (1) witness.