Power of Attorney vs Enduring Power of Attorney

What is the difference between a General Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney? 

You may have heard the terms before and think they are the same but there is a difference. A general power of attorney is an authorization that provides the appointed adult person (known as the attorney) with either general or specific powers to act on behalf of the person (known as the donor) to handle legal or financial obligations. The authorization may be specific such as selling a car only for the donor or it can be all-encompassing.

An enduring power of attorney allows your POA to still act on your behalf in all outlined matters even if you lose mental capacity. 

Once the donor passes away, the power of attorney ceases. If there is a will, an administrator or executor/executrix of the estate steps in. This may or may not be the same person as the POA. 

Select trusted people to handle your affairs and honour your wishes. 


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