Enduring Power of Attorney

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A legal document that enables one to appoint another to manage one’s financial affairs and property, either now or in the future.
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An enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a legal instrument that allows an individual (the donor) to appoint attorney(s), while he or she is still mentally capable, to look after their financial affairs in the event that he or she subsequently becomes mentally incapacitated.
Greater informality attaches to the deployment of powers under an enduring power of attorney. Either way, practical questions about how the law is administered may need to be confronted.
An enduring power of attorney, in the prescribed form, confers on the attorney the authority to do on behalf of the principal anything that the principal may lawfully do.
Often, my advice depends on whether a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) (or Enduring Power of Attorney before October 2007) is in place or not.
The LPA may initially appear to be a fearsome document (those familiar with its predecessor the Enduring Power of Attorney would agree that the LPA is far lengthier!) but is reasonably straightforward.
LPAs were introduced in place of the Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), although EPAs made prior to October 1, 2007, remain valid.
Two kinds of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) - property and affairs, and personal welfare - replaced and invalidated the old Enduring Power of Attorney in October last year.
Q SEVERAL years ago my mother signed an Enduring Power of Attorney, appointing me as her attorney, but it has never been used.
A YOU can use an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) to give responsibility for all your affairs to one or more trusted people.
A: You need to arrange an Enduring Power of Attorney. If necessary this will allow your son to run all your affairs on your behalf.
Two new publications are now available: a revised booklet called "Being an Attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney" and a new booklet--"General Powers of Attorney".