Many of our clients find themselves to be under-planned or unplanned during bad times in life when death or infirmity appears to affect their loved ones. We strongly advise clients to create a Will or Enduring Power of Attorney to get your legal affairs in order before any unexpected event happens.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is your legal right which you grant your attorney to act on your behalf even if when you lose your legal capacity to handle your own affairs.
For example, if you are diagnosed with severe Alzheimer’s disease, and you have appointed your Power of Attorney (PoA), your attorney will act on your behalf to handle your medical treatment and your assets.
An Enduring Power of Attorney enables your attorney to act on your behalf in the following fields as you wish:
There are two types of Power of Attorney:
Ascent Lawyers can assist in drafting wills and Enduring Power of Attorney to make sure your wishes will be carried out when you lose legal capacity.
Appoint the Right Person as your attorney
If your attorney is inappropriately appointed or you failed to constrain the assigned rights, your legal rights may be manipulated to cause wrong result.
Only an accurately drafted Enduring Power of Attorney could protect your legal rights when you lose legal capacity.
Your appointed attorney can make any decisions on your behalf before you are incapacitated. Such as:
An attorney may act for his or her own interest but it must not conflicting with your interests.
For more information, please consult with Ascent Lawyers.