Not everyone realises the importance of having a Power of Attorney. In fact having a Power of Attorney can be more important that a Will. For example, if you were seriously injured or ill – without a Power of Attorney who can sign documents and manage your affairs?
A Power of Attorney gives another person the ability to make decisions and/or sign documents on your behalf. Usually a Power of Attorney is given to a close relative or trusted friend. You can limit the powers of your attorney has (e.g. only to sign specific documents). You can also limit the period your attorney can act on your behalf (e.g. only while you are overseas). Obviously it is important to have a Power of Attorney to cater for the possibility that you may suddenly be incapacitated.
We invite you to contact our office to discuss your needs for the drafting of your Power of Attorney. You may telephone our office to arrange a convenient time for you to meet one of our staff and discuss your Power of Attorney. Once we have received your details we will then clarify any outstanding issues with you and prepare a draft Power of Attorney for your consideration.
Once signed, we can store your original Power of Attorney in our safe custody room, free of charge.