Enduring Powers of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legally binding document whereby you (the Donor) appoint a person or persons to look after your financial and/or personal affairs in the event you no longer have the mental capacity to do so in the future.
Prior to 1996 if a person did not have the mental capacity to look after their affairs, the only way dealing with the situation was an application to the High Court to have the person made a Ward of Court.
However, as a result of the Powers of Attorney Act 1996 and the Enduring Powers of Attorney Regulations (SI196/96) it is now possible to deal with this situation by the creation of an Enduring Power of Attorney which only comes into effect when the Donor becomes incapable of managing their affairs.
Since 1996 we have been extensively involved on behalf of clients in drafting Enduring Powers of Attorney and the subsequent registration of the Enduring Powers of Attorney.