Choosing someone to be your attorney is a major decision. Your attorney will be able to make decisions about your legal and financial matters (ie, buying and selling property, accessing your bank accounts etc). Accordingly, you should appoint someone you trust, who understands your wishes, and who you’re confident will act in your best interest.
Preferably, your attorney should also have the skills to manage your legal and financial matters properly. In many cases, clients appoint family members and close friends, or professional advisers like their accountant or lawyer. Your attorney must be at least 18 years old.
Once you’ve decided on who you’d like to appoint as your attorney, you should contact us to assist you with making your power of attorney so that we can ensure that it’s legally valid and binding.