Who should I appoint as my attorney?
We recommend that the only person you appoint is someone you completely trust. This person will be able to use the document to transfer any of your assets, and can do almost anything with your assets that you could do yourself. Most married couples appoint the spouse, and consider a backup if they have a responsible adult child, or a sibling they trust.
- 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?