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Power of Attorney and Guardianships

Protecting your future, whatever it may hold.

We want our clients to have complete peace of mind and granting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint a trusted person, possibly a family member or friend, to manage your financial and health care affairs should you become unable to do so. It allows that person to deal with banks, lawyers, accountants, care homes and the government on your behalf.

Powers of Attorney can relate specifically to financial affairs (Continuing Powers), to personal welfare matters or a combination of both.  Documents are strictly interpreted so it is important to seek legal advice before having a Power of Attorney document prepared.

Responsibility for your financial or health affairs will not automatically fall to a family member.  Without an appropriate Power of Attorney in place the proper running of your affairs can become laborious, time consuming and expensive for your loved ones.

By building close relationships with our clients, the Clark Boyle team is uniquely placed to ensure Power of Attorney documents are appropriate to your specific set of circumstances.  As these circumstances change, as they inevitably do, we’ll help to review the documents and make any amendments you feel are necessary.  We can also revoke documents whenever required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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When should I be thinking of granting a Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney?

As early as possible.  Once the Power of Attorney is registered with the Office of the Public Guardian it is available to use ie. can be intimated to banks etc.

Can my attorney act independently or jointly with another attorney?

Yes. You can nominate an attorney to act solely or jointly with another attorney.

What powers does my attorney have?

Your attorney is basically stepping into your shoes so effectively anything that you can do your attorney can do.

Who can I appoint as my attorney?

Anyone ie, spouse, partner, son, daughter, friend etc.   It is not normal for a solicitor to be appointed as an attorney.

Can a Power of Attorney be amended once registered with the Office of the Public Guardian?

Yes. However, a revocation document requires to be signed by the granter and once the revocation is granted by the Office of the Public Guardian it is intimated to the previous attorney. If a new attorney is to be appointed a Letter of Consent requires to be signed by them confirming that they are willing to contact and are not currently bankrupt.

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If you have a question that isn’t covered in our FAQ’s or need further advice, please use the contact form below to send your request. A member of the team will be in touch with you shortly to respond to your query.

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