Who can you have as a power of attorney?

You must appoint someone who has the mental capacity to make their own decisions.

  • A relative
  • A friend
  • A professional Eg solicitor ,Financial Adviser
  • Your Spouse

Other matters to consider may include:

  • How good are they at managing their own finances / affairs
  • How well do you really know them.
  • Are you sure they will always act in your best interest
  • How happy would they be to be confident enough to make right decisions
  • If you choose more than one person you then need to decide if they will make decisions

Separately or together- sometimes called jointly and severally. This means attorneys can make decisions on their own or with other attorneys.

Together- sometimes called jointly, this means all attorneys have to agree on the decision.

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