Powers of Attorney
Although a relatively simple document, Enduring Powers of Attorney are one of the most important documents you can execute. We advise all clients to sign Enduring Powers of Attorney.
These documents give another person the authority to:
- Deal with property matters in the event of your absence or inability to act
- Make decisions regarding your personal care and welfare in the event you lose capacity through accident or ill health
If you lose capacity, and there is no Enduring Power of Attorney in place, it can be a lengthy and costly process to have a Manager appointed by the Court to act on your behalf under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act. Where a Manager is appointed under this Act, there are ongoing administration costs.