What can an attorney do for me?
Your attorney can do whatever you empower the attorney to do. Your power of attorney document will contain specific powers if your intention is to restrict the appointment to a specific purpose. Some power of attorney documents include a long list of powers. Unless there is a specific reason to restrict the appointment, our practice is to draft a power of attorney without restrictions, to ensure that if and when the attorney must use the document, there is no question about whether the specific purpose is permitted or not.
- Do I need a power of attorney?
- Who should I appoint as my attorney?
- What can an attorney do for me?
- Can I terminate the appointment of an attorney?
- What are the risks in appointing someone as an attorney?
- Are there rules that an attorney must follow?
- What is a representation agreement?
- How is this document different from, or similar to, a will or a power of attorney?
- What matters are normally set out in a representation agreement?
- The person you appoint is your “substitute decision maker”. What does this mean and who should I appoint?
- Should I appoint more than one person as my substitute decision maker?
- How is this document different from a “Living Will”?
- Can I terminate this agreement or change the person I appoint in it?