POWERS OF ATTORNEY
What is a Power of Attorney?
What could be more important than a Will? A Power of Attorney sets out your instructions while you are still alive while a Will sets out your instructions after you have died.
In many ways, a properly prepared and registered Enduring Power of Attorney can have a large impact on how you are treated and looked after if you become incapacitated.
An Enduring Power of Attorney allows of having someone make decisions for you in the event of your absence or even just for convenience sake. Certainly, none of us can predict for sure what the future will hold for us and so for a very minimal cost you can have the peace of mind knowing that someone you trust can carry on and help you if you cannot do so yourself.
Some of us appoint several people who together can do this job but for others, it can just be a single person.
How Can We Help?
We can help you with the process by preparing a Power of Attorney, organising the appropriate documentation and lodging it at the Registry Office to ensure it is on Public record should the need arise for it to be used.
Preparation for the future is a very wise decision. If you suffer a stroke or some mental condition it is likely that you will not be able to grant a Power of Attorney after the event.
The result of this is that you may need court orders to make major decisions for your future, which can be quite expensive. Preparing ahead of time can easily be much more affordable and a less stressful way of dealing with such consequences.
Upon the Death of a Grantor of a Power of Attorney the authority of the Grantee ceases and the Executor of the will then takes over.
Please feel free to discuss a Power of Attorney as part of any other transactions, or even if you wish for us to attend to this for a possible future transaction.
A transaction using a Power of Attorney under the Real Property Act (e.g. buying or selling property) must have a REGISTERED Power of Attorney. Many people do have the appropriate Power of Attorney but it has not been registered at the Land Titles Office. It is important to see us before you contemplate any Real Estate Transaction using that Power of Attorney.
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