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Enduring Power of Attorney

At O'Reilly Doherty & Co we have experience in preparing enduring powers of attorney for our clients. This document allows the attorney or attorney's to make decisions on the donor's behalf once they are no longer fully mentally capable of making decisions themself. The powers granted in an EPA can be wide ranging. They may include personal care decisions such as deciding where and with whom the donor will live, who they should see or not see and what training or rehabilitation they should receive. Aside from personal care decisions an enduring power of attorney can grant the attorney the power to make decisions relating to the donor's assets including any property they own. However, the donor can decide to specifically exclude any of these powers when executing an enduring power of attorney or can make the attorney's powers subject to any reasonable conditions and restrictions.
The procedure for creating an enduring power of attorney can be complex, however we can advise you fully in relation to the procedures. 
If you wish to discuss executing an enduring power of attorney then we will require you to make an appointment with one of our solicitors. At your first appointment we will require you to provides us with the following information for us to draft the enduring power of attorney:
  • Your full name, address and date of birth.
  • The full name and address of the attorney or attorneys.
  • The full name and address of at least 2 notice parties, none of whom can be an attorney. The notice parties will be notified in writing by registered post when the enduring power of attorney has been executed. One of the notice parties must be your spouse or civil partner if living with you. If this does not apply, one of your notice parties must be your child. If neither is applicable, one of the notice parties must be any relative (that is parent, sibling, grandchild, widow/widower/surviving civil partner of child, nephew or niece).
  • The name and address of your doctor, normally your GP.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to call us on 01 8344255. Alternatively you can simply request a callback and a member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible.