An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a document which appoints a trusted person to act on your behalf in the event that you become unable to act for yourself. We recommend you have the two types of EPA's in place; these are:-
• Personal Care and Welfare which covers decisions regarding medical treatment, hospitalisation and other issues affecting your personal care and welfare should you become unable to make those decisions yourself. This EPA only comes into effect when a doctor confirms that you are unable to make those decisions. You may appoint one Attorney and one successor Attorney.
• Property which covers all matters to do with your property and finances. You can choose whether this EPA is immediately effective or only comes into effect when necessary as with the Personal Care and Welfare EPA. You can appoint more than one Attorney.
We have experience in advising clients and drafting EPA's. We also have experience providing the independent legal advice required under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act. We will ensure that all requirements are satisfied and provide you with certified copies of the documents for your records. If it suits, we can come to you to arrange signing of the EPA's.