Why Enduring Power of Attorney? People tend to think that someone else will look after their financial and other matters if they become unable to manage through accident or illness. In point of fact, even a spouse cannot sort out everything, and it may become necessary to ask the Public Trustee to be appointed by the Court to manage matters, for which they will charge a LOT of money, so it pays to be prepared! The same applies to most businesses.

Since October 2007, no new Enduring Power of Attorneys can be written, though old ones (if correctly signed before 1st October 2007) remain valid. Click here for information on Lasting Powers of Attorney which do the job of EPAs and rather more.

Click here for information on Lasting Power of Attorney.