New Jersey Revocation of Power of Attorney Form

In accordance with § 46:2B-8.10, in the state of New Jersey, a Principal has two (2) options for revoking a Power of Attorney (POA):

  1. Physically destroying “all executed originals of the Power of Attorney” or
  2. Signing and acknowledging “a written instrument of revocation” or delivering the Attorney-in-Fact a written revocation (both of which can be achieved via a New Jersey Revocation of Power of Attorney).

The latter option is recommended over the former one as it allows the POA to be revoked in a more formal manner. Moreover, documenting the revocation using a New Jersey Revocation of POA allows for a paper trail to be created—which may come in use should the revocation need to be referenced at a future date.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Revised Durable Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 46:2B-8.10) – State law specifies that for a Power of Attorney to be revoked using a written instrument such as a Revocation of Power of Attorney form, it must be “signed and caused to be acknowledged in the manner set forth in R.S.46:14-2.1.” That is:

  • 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.