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Count the costs of enduring power of attorney with care

Enduring power of attorney is usually drawn up for older people when their health is deteriorating. While it may seem complicated, it can provide valuable legal clarity

29th September, 2019
Enduring power of attorney allows a trusted person to act on someone’s behalf if they are mentally incapable Pic: Getty

An enduring power of attorney is one of the most valuable legal documents that anyone can draw up. It allows a trusted person, or two, to act on your behalf if you are no longer mentally capable of doing so. This applies not just to the elderly suffering from dementia, but also to anyone who might suffer a life-impairing brain injury caused by an accident or medical event such as a stroke or coma.

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