What is a power of attorney?
A Power of Attorney is a document that appoints someone to make financial decisions on your behalf. You may appoint an attorney in various situations. A common example of an attorney being appointed is for when you lose mental capacity to make your own decisions, or if you are travelling overseas for an extended period.
Two different types of Power of Attorney’s
There are two main types of Attorneys namely, an Enduring Power of Attorney and a General Power of Attorney. An Enduring Power of Attorney will stay in place if you lose capacity whereas a General Power of Attorney will automatically lapse if you lose mental capacity.
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