Powers of Attorney

Granting someone power of attorney is a significant undertaking due to the fact that one person is authorising another to make decisions regarding that person’s financial, legal or medical matters. Although power of attorney can be general or specific, the thing to be aware of is that granting another person that power is a decision not to be taken lightly. Therefore, if you or someone you know wishes to grant someone power of attorney, there are certain requirements that need to be met to ensure that such a power is valid. Before authorising another person to make significant decisions on your behalf, always seek the help of a lawyer on the FindLaw Directory so you are able to receive the best legal advice possible. 

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Some things to keep in mind before granting someone Power of Attorney

Date: 20 Sep 2017, Filed under: Powers of Attorney

Hoping for the best, but planning for the worst. What you should know about powers of attorney.

Minimising the Risk of a Testator’s Family Maintenance Order

Date: 28 Jun 2013, Filed under: Wills, Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney, Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Law

WHEN MAKING a will, the general rule is that the testator has a right to be free to give his or her property away as he or she thinks fit. However, this...

Elder Law - Elder Abuse

Date: 17 Jan 2013, Filed under: Equity & Trusts, Superannuation & Elder Law, Powers of Attorney, Administration of Estates, Inheritance Disputes

One burgeoning area of the law that will affect us all in our old age is Elder Law, now seen as a discrete and specialised area of the law.


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