Powers of attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document, which gives a person the power to act for another person in some circumstances. It is often used for a specific purpose and a fixed period of time.

An enduring power of attorney is a special way for a power of attorney to only start or continue to remain valid after the donor loses legal capacity to make their own decisions.

There are important rules about what can and cannot be done with powers of attorney, and important things to think about before deciding whether to make one and who to appoint. The pages in this section have more information to help you understand when and how to create a power of attorney or enduring power of attorney.


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