From Wills and Estate Administration (2015), published by the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.
A Power of Attorney is a written document in which a competent adult individual (the “principal”) appoints another competent adult individual (the “attorney-in-fact”) to act on the principal’s behalf. In general, an attorney-in-fact may perform any legal function or task that the principal has a legal right to do for him or herself. You may wish to sign a Power of Attorney to give your spouse, children, or partner the power to handle your affairs if you become ill or disabled. More info at www.njlaws.com/power_of_attorney.htm.