Powers of Attorney and Guardianships

A Power of Attorney is a very useful and important document to have in place.  It enables the Attorney, who can be a trusted family member or friend, to step in and deal with your affairs and make decisions regarding your welfare and/or finances, should you be unable to do so.  Powers of Attorney have become quite common in recent years.  As the years go by, it is something that everyone should have in place.

More information on Powers of Attorney can be obtained from the Public Guardian’s Office.

Should something untoward happen, so that a person is unable to handle their own affairs, and should there be no Power of Attorney in place, then the remedy is a Court application for Guardianship.  We can advise fully regarding Guardianship – we carry out Guardianship applications on a regular basis.