Can an appointed administrator of a NY estate appoint a power of attorney to handle some of the matters

Asked over 1 year ago - Rochester, NY

An administrator of a small estate proceeding in NYS would like to appoint another family member as power of attorney to handle one aspect of the estate (eviction of a family member from the estate property). Can this be done.

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  1. Ian William Maclean


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    Answered . The answer to your question is no. - Ian W. MacLean

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  2. George Howard Dippel

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    Answered . In New York State, an administrator cannot appoint an agent pursuant to a power of attorney. The administrator can hire professionals such as attorneys and accountants to assist them with estate matters, but only the administrator can sign documents on behalf of the estate.

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  3. Celia R Reed

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    Answered . You can hire a landlord tenant attorney.

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