What is an Enduring Power of Attorney:-
- An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a document that gives control to certain named person or persons (Attorney/Attorneys) over the assets and property of the client and gives the Attorney/Attorneys authority to make certain decisions on behalf of the client particularly in relation to personal care, in the event of a client developing mental incapacity.
- The EPA does not come into effect unless the person making it (the Donor) loses mental capacity.
- In completing an EPA a client can give full general authority to the Attorney/Attorneys. A client can also stipulate restrictions/conditions such as in relation to a sale of property or indeed in relation to matters of personal care.
- An EPA can be revoked at any time before it is registered.
- A client should appoint an Attorney or Attorneys who is/are trustworthy