Powers of Attorney
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Why do you
need a Power of Attorney?
There are two different types of Powers of Attorney. The purpose of these legal documents is to appoint a person to manage financial, legal and medical decisions when you are unable to do so. Depending on your situation, you may need:
• A General Power of Attorney: to appoint a person(s) to manage your financial and legal decisions on your behalf, only while you have the ability to make your own decisions; or
• An Enduring Power of Attorney: to appoint a person(s) to manage your financial and legal decisions on your behalf which continues even if you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself.
Why do you need a Power of Attorney?
It is important to have Power of Attorney in place in the event that something unforeseen happens to you which could result in temporary or permanent loss of capacity from an illness, injury or disability.
If an unfortunate event occurs and you do not have a Power of Attorney in place, a Court or Tribunal may appoint someone to manage your finances and medical decisions for you. The only way to prevent this, is by choosing one yourself and have the documents drafted and signed by you, your attorney and your Lawyers.
We can help you with not only drafting this document for you, but also advising you as to which type of Power of Attorney to choose.
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