By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Power of Attorney Lawyer

Yes, but your power of attorney must specifically authorize your agent to make gifts from your assets to persons whom you would likely make gifts. This is one area in which a power of attorney prepared by an elder law attorney may be drastically different from a power of attorney prepared by an attorney who only does estate planning. The power of attorney prepared by an experienced elder law attorney will contain special provisions allowing your agent to engage in all aspects of Asset Protection Planning and Public Benefits Plannings on your behalf, including the ability to make unlimited uncompensated transfers in an effort to protect your assets from the forced liquidation that might otherwise be required if you were to enter a nursing home.

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