Naomi Becker Collier Featured in Q&A in NJ.com on Powers of Attorney
Naomi Becker Collier, Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates & Elder Law practice at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was featured in the advice column of Karin Price Mueller in NJMoneyHelp.com for NJ.com, “I was Mom’s power of attorney. Do I need to be named administrator?”
When a person plans for their estate, there are certain documents that are effective when you are alive and others that do not have an effect until you pass away.
When a person executes a power of attorney, that authority given to another to act on that person’s behalf is only good for their lifetime.
When that person dies, the authority given also dies.
In the column, Collier also generally explains the need for someone with requisite authority to act on behalf of the estate: an executor, who may have been named in the will; or an administrator who could be appointed, if the deceased did not name an executor in the will.
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