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Get Your General Power of Attorney Document

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows another person to make decisions and take actions on your behalf. A POA can be used for a variety of purposes, such as giving someone the authority to manage your financial affairs or to make medical decisions on your behalf. 

A POA can either be general or specific. A general POA gives the person you appoint (known as your “attorney”) broad powers to act on your behalf, while a specific POA only allows them to take certain actions. 

You can appoint more than one attorney, and you can also specify how they are to act – for example, you can require them to act together or independently. 

General Power of Attorney

Frequently Asked Question

Why do I need a Power of Attorney?

There are many situations in which you might need to give someone else the authority to act on your behalf. For example, if you are going overseas and need someone to manage your financial affairs in your absence, or if you are unable to make decisions for yourself due to ill health. 

A POA can be a useful way of ensuring that your affairs are taken care of in the way you want, even if you are not able to do so yourself. 

What should I include in a Power of Attorney?

A POA should set out: 

– The name and contact details of the person you are appointing as your attorney (known as the “principal”) 

– The powers you are giving to your attorney 

– Any limitations or conditions on those powers 

– How long the POA will remain in force 

– Your signature and the date of the document 

You should also have the document witnessed by a solicitor or notary public. 

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