Enduring Power Of Attorney Cork Solicitor

Enduring Power Of Attorney Cork Solicitor

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document which is used to appoint a person who will have certain powers in relation to your affairs in the event that you suffer serious injury or illness which causes you to be mentally incapable of managing your own affairs.

At Johnson and Company Solicitors we can advise you and assist you in the creation of an Enduring Power of Attorney.

You Choose

You can decide how wide or narrow the powers shall be.

Powers

You can choose to appoint the person to

· to deal with your property, business and financial affairs, or

· to make personal care decisions, or

· whether you should undertake special training or rehabilitation, or

· all of the above

Personal care decisions

A personal care decision is a decision concerning one or more of the following:

· where and with whom you should live

· whom you should see and not see

· what training and rehabilitation you should get

· your diet and dress

· inspection of your personal papers

· housing, social welfare and other benefits

How to create an Enduring Power of Attorney

The Enduring Power of Attorney must be signed in front of a witness while you are fully mentally capable.

The person who is appointed the Attorney, also known as the Donor, must sign a statement to say that they understand their obligations while acting as the Attorney.

Notice of execution of an Enduring Power of Attorney must be given to at least two persons, at least one of whom must be a family member.

A Solicitor and Doctor must sign a statement to say that you are fully mentally capable.

The Enduring Power of Attorney has no effect until it is medically certified that you are mentally incapable.

The Enduring Power of Attorney must then be registered in the High Court.

Before making this application, the attorney must notify you of his/her intention to do so.

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