An Enduring Power of Attorney – How important is this legal document?

What exactly is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

Enduring Power of AttorneyEnduring Powers of Attorney are a simple way of ensuring that if for any reason you become incapacitated, the person you have appointed as your attorney can attend to these matters for you.

They are powerful documents however in that they continue to have effect in the event of you becoming incapacitated mentally, so you should exercise care in your appointment.

There are two types of attorney, namely Property (in which one or more people can act as your attorney) and Personal Care and Welfare (in which you can only have one attorney).

The Personal Care and Welfare attorney only comes into effect when you become mentally incapacitated, whereas the Property attorney can have effect immediately if you wish.

To discuss your Enduring Power of Attorney contact Auckland lawyer Ian Mellett.  Ian Mellett BComm LLB H Dip Tax is a Barrister and Solicitor at Auckland Law firm, Quay Law. Quay Law provides services in Wills and Estate administration, Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection, Relationship Property, as well as Conveyancing, Commercial, Immigration and other areas of law.

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