Can you grant joint power of attorney?

Asked on December 5, 2011 under Estate Planning, New Jersey


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, a person can grant a joint power of attorney to two separate people who would be that person's attorney in fact. Although joint powers are attorney are not typically given, they are done in certain circumstances.

Common examples are when a person has two children where one lives close by and the other lives across the country. A joint power is given to help prevent family problems or issues down the orad where for all intents and purposes, the child that lives nearby would be the one who one would expect to utilize the power of attorney if need be.

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