A Power of Attorney can deal with property and financial affairs, health and welfare powers, and can also allow an attorney access to medical records which can assist in the making of medical decisions. All powers are subject to a medical practitioner confirming that capacity is in question. This safeguards your position in a vulnerable situation.

There are three types of Power of Attorney which can be put in place:

  • A Welfare Power of Attorney which gives the Attorney the ability to make decisions about your welfare
  • A Continuing Power of Attorney which gives the Attorney the ability to deal with your financial affairs, or
  • Welfare and Continuing Power of Attorney which allows the attorney to deal with both your financial and welfare decisions

Cowan Douglas Law has a wealth of experience in such cases and are adept at dealing with cases where vulnerable clients are involved. We are always on hand to discuss and advise you on your options.