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New York Power of Attorney basics

A Power of Attorney grants legal permission for another person or organization to act on your behalf if you're not able to do so. You can choose for your agent's power to begin immediately, on a specific date, or only when you become incapacitated. The powers granted in a New York Power of Attorney can terminate either on a specific date or upon your death.


Does a Power of Attorney need to be notarized in New York?


Yes, the New York Power of Attorney is specific to the laws of the state of New York. It should be created by residents of New York, and it must be signed in front of a New York notary public.


How do I get power of attorney in NY?


You can use Rocket Lawyer to make your own New York Power of Attorney. Simply start the document and respond to each of the prompts as a part of the step-by-step interview process.

You can access your customized Power of Attorney anytime, anywhere, on any device. As a Rocket Lawyer Premium member, you can download it in PDF or Word format, and print it anytime.


Do I need a lawyer for power of attorney in NY?


No, you do not need a lawyer to grant power of attorney to someone. You can use Rocket Lawyer to make a New York Power of Attorney in multiple scenarios, including:

  • You wish to give someone broad authorization to act for you if you are absent or incapable.
  • You wish to give someone power to handle certain financial or legal issues in your absence or if you become ill.
  • You wish to authorize someone to act on your behalf if case you become legally incompetent or incapacitated.

You may designate the Power of Attorney as "general," granting broad powers to control your financial, health, legal, and other matters, or "special," granting power for only specific situations.


How much does a Power of Attorney cost in NY?


On average, a lawyer may charge anywhere in the range of $175 to $300 depending on your area.

With Rocket Lawyer, you can make a Power of Attorney for free. You can also use your Rocket Lawyer membership to have your Power of Attorney reviewed by an On Call attorney.If you have further questions about a New York Power of Attorney, ask a lawyer.


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