Enduring Power of Attorney
In Ireland, if a person becomes mentally incapacitated, eg. due to illness or disability, all of their assets are effectively frozen and cannot be accessed by anyone, even to provide for the care of that person. An Enduring Power of Attorney can be created by a person (the Donor) when he is in good mental health, to allow another specifically appointed person to take action on his behalf in the event he becomes incapable of making his own decisions. That person (the Attorney) can access the Donor’s accounts to provide for the Donor’s care, and make decisions on his behalf. At David J. O’Meara & Sons, we have extensive experience in executing Enduring Powers of Attorney, and can advise clients of the benefits of same.