Why you need an enduring power of attorney
Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were in an accident that affected your mental capacity? What about when you get older, and your mind isn’t working as it used to?
Putting an enduring power of attorney in place early in your life is very important to avoid a situation where no one can make a decision on your behalf when your mental capacity is affected.
There have been several instances where family members could not sell a property on behalf of their parents when their health deteriorated.
Hayman Lawyers can make sure you don’t find yourself in this situation by helping you appoint an enduring power of attorney.
Appointing an enduring power of attorney
When you appoint an enduring power of attorney, they can make a decision on your behalf when you are unable or unavailable to do it yourself.
There are two types of EPAs:
- Property: You can appoint someone to act on your behalf concerning all or part of your property. It can come into effect immediately, at a given time in the future, or when you become mentally incapable.
- Personal care and welfare: You can appoint someone (usually a family member or close friend) to make a decision about how you are cared for if you are unable to look after yourself because of a severe illness or an accident.
At Hayman Lawyers, we can help you appoint or change your enduring power of attorney to ensure that your affairs are in the right hands regardless of your situation.