Enduring Powers of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney is an important legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your Property and Personal Care and Welfare matters if you are unable to. There are two types of Enduring Powers of Attorney:
- Personal Care and Welfare – which allows you to appoint a person to make decisions about personal matters such as your medical treatment and where you will live if you need to be placed into residential care.
This Enduring Power of Attorney only comes into effect if you have lost the mental capacity to make these decisions yourself.
- Property – in which you appoint one or more persons to manage either all or some of your financial and property decisions. Your appointed attorney or attorneys may be either jointly or severally responsible for paying your bills, managing your bank account and can also sell and purchase property.
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