An Enduring Power of Attorney provides that you can appoint someone to act as your attorney in the event of you losing mental capacity in the future. It provides safeguards in that the donor appoints two notice parties. Incapacity must be certified by a medical practitioner before an Enduring Power of Attorney can be registered and become effective and you and the Notice Parties must be notified and afforded an opportunity to object. If there are no objections the Order can be made by a Court Registrar in the Office of the Wards of Court.
An Enduring Power of Attorney ensures that the person's wishes are carried out even though they themselves are not competent to carry them out.
O'Doherty Warren Solicitors can advise on the drafting, preparation and, if required, registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney.