Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, financial or some other legal matter in the event that they are incapacitated or otherwise unavailable to act.

Many people’s initial reactions are that I do not need that, I’m young, however once someone has lost their capacity (ability to make decisions) then a power of attorney document cannot be created after that.

Being incapacitated can come in varying forms and often without warning, the best time to complete a power of attorney document is now.

Before to creating your POA document, the lawyers at Spadafora & Murphy LLP will provide you with legal advice enabling you to choose the type of Power of Attorney to meet your objectives and ensure your health and property decisions are taken care of by the right people and in accordance with your wishes during your time of need.

The role of the government is to act as substitute decision-maker of last resort only for people who have no one else to make decisions on their behalf.

By making powers of attorney, people can plan ahead and be confident their plans will be carried out by people they trust rather than a representative of the government.

The lawyers at Spadafora & Murphy LLP are happy to have a no charge initial consultation with you to advise what, if any, legal work you need completed.

Please see Spadafora & Murphy’s complimentary Estate Planning Guide to help get you prepared for your no charge initial consultation.

Shannon Murphy, Lawyer

A member of the legal team at

Spadafora and Murphy LLP

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