Hugh McGroddy provides a bespoke service in relation to the preparation and notarisation of Powers of Attorney.
A Power of Attorney is a legal document where one person "the Donor" gives authority or powers to another person "the Donee" to concludes contracts in the Donor's absence
In ordnance with Irish law, Hugh McGroddy offers two variations on the Power of Attorney.
A donee can be given a specific or generalised power. This power ceases as soon as the donor becomes mentally incapacitated.
A Power of Attorney can be designated or limited to a specific purpose like the sale or purchase of property or assists in the absence of the donor.
A Power of Attorney may also be general in nature and provide the donee with powers to do just about anything the donor could do for themselves.
This power must be given in writing but no other formalities are required. The donor must have the legal capacity to give the Power of Attorney, and it lasts until it is withdrawn by the donor.
The specifications for setting up an enduring power of attorney are much more complex.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document executed by a person called "the donor" appointing a certain person or persons called "Attorney" to make medical & financial decisions for benefit of the Donor in an event that it becomes mentally incapacitated.
There are strict formalities surrounding the creation of an Enduring Power of Attorney. An Enduring Power of Attorney will only come into effect if all of the necessary procedures have been followed correctly.
For more information on this complex area, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the office.
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Who can act as a Power of Attorney?
You can choose anyone you trust to be your power of attorney, once they have the mental capacity to do so. This can be a solicitor, partner, relative, or friend. If your Power of Attorney will be dealing with property and financial affairs then then attorney must be over 18 years of age.
Can I have more than one Power of Attorney?
Yes, you can appoint multiple people to serve as your Power of Attorney. However, you must specify in the document whether they can act individually or jointly. If they are to have different functions then this too needs to be made clear.
Can I remove somebody as my Power of Attorney?
If you have concerns that your Power of Attorney is not acting in your best interest or how their authority is being used, then you can revoke the POA as long as you are still of sound mind and mentally competent.
How can Power of Attorney be Revoked if I become mentally incapacitated?
If you do become mentally incapacitated then a third party can challenge the Power of Attorney. If they believe that the Attorney is not acting in your best interest then they can contest the POA and apply to the courts to have it revoked.
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