Enduring Power of Attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) allows the Attorney to make ‘personal care decisions’ on behalf of the Donor once he or she is no longer fully mentally capable of making these decisions by themselves. At Harte Solicitors we provide guidance and expertise in the creation of Enduring Powers of Attorney whereby the Donor will sign up the necessary documents giving their Attorney the power to apply to the High Court to make these personal care decisions once the Donor becomes mentally incapable of dealing with their own affairs.

The creation and registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney is a complicated procedure and at Harte Solicitors we will provide clear advice and we will prepare all the necessary documents for signing by the Donor in order to create the Enduring Power of Attorney.

The creation of an Enduring Power of Attorney can give great peace of mind to both the Donor and the Attorney as the Donor will know that if they are no longer able to look after themselves, they will know that a person that they trust will be able to make decisions on their behalf and in their best interest.

These ‘personal care decisions’ may include:-

  1. Deciding where and with whom the Donor will live.
  2. Whom the Donor should see and not see.
  3. What training or rehabilitation the Donor should get.
  4. The diet and dress of the Donor.
  5. Dealing with their housing and social welfare needs.

For prompt and sensitive advice in this area, please contact us at Harte Solicitors.