How do I remove myself as POA for someone in a nursing home that is not capable of choosing an alternate?

Do I need an attorney or can I just write a letter?

Cranford, NJ -

Attorney Answers (2)

Scott James Golightly

Scott James Golightly

Estate Planning Attorney - Richmond, VA
Answered

You should be able to just resign as agent. A letter should do it. If the principal (person making the power) did not pick a successor agent in the POA, the court may have to get involved to appoint a guardian or conservator to act on the person's behalf.

Best regards, Scott Golightly www.golightlylaw.com Disclaimer: I am a VA attorney and only licensed in... more
Mary Tom

Mary Tom

Estate Planning Attorney - Wayne, NJ
Answered

The problem with your inquiry is I do not know from your description whether the person who gave you the Power of Attrorney is competent. If he or she is not competent, a resignation by you may be ineffective, as the resignation is given someone who lack capacity to do anything about it notice that you no longer wish to act.

You should consult with an experienced elder law attorney to discuss what can/should be done.

Good luck.

MARY TOM, ESQ.
HUNZIKER, JONES & SWEENEY, P.A.
Wayne Plaza II
155 Route 46 West
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone No. (973) 256-0456
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