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The Star: April 27, 2017


6 LAW/ MIND ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY WORDS FLEUR MCDONALD As many of you will be aware in 1988, the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act enabled you to appoint a person you trust to manage your affairs under Enduring Powers of Attorney (Enduring Power(s)). What you may not be aware of is that on 16 March 2017 changes were made to the Act and its Regulations, which effect how we make Enduring Powers and how these documents operate. • The Forms The most obvious change is how the new Enduring Powers look. From the 16 March 2017 Enduring Powers need to be made using a prescribed form. The new forms contain additional information in the hopes that Donors (the person giving the power) will have a better understanding of what Enduring Powers do and the implications of the documents for the Donor and their Attorney(s). • Witnessing Requirements on Mutual Enduring Powers Since changes made to Enduring Powers in September 2008, there has been considerable confusion and discussion over the witnessing of mutual Enduring Powers where a husband and wife are appointing each other. Changes to the Act clarify this position. Now where there is no more than a negligible risk of a conflict of interest, the same person can witness both Donors execution of the documents. Best practice and difficulties in quantifying what might constitute no more than a negligible risk may see your legal advisor choosing to require that separate people continue to witness each Donor’s signature. • Consultation Previously an Attorney acting under AWAITING COPY Ad Number: FG9664 Artwork: FG5448 Size: 18x4 Description: HARMANS LAWYERS Account: Forward 50 Colour: F Filename: FG5448 Enduring Powers was required to consult with the Donor and any other person the Donor had specified in their Enduring Powers. The obligation to consult has now been extended to require an Attorney to consult with any other Attorney under the particular Enduring Power, along with any Attorney appointed under another Enduring Power. • Revoking the appointment of an Attorney The new forms allow a Donor to revoke an Attorneys appointment without revoking the entire Enduring Power so long as there is at least one other Attorney remaining. • Revocation of the Enduring Powers Enduring Powers can be revoked at any time by a Donor giving notice to the Attorney, whilst that Donor has capacity. If the new Enduring Powers state that they revoke earlier Enduring Powers, revocation of the earlier Enduring Powers may be effected by the Donor or someone other than the Donor. This includes notice being given at a later time in the event that the Donor becomes mentally incapable. Please note that if you have started new Enduring Powers prior to 16 March 2017, but you were unable to complete the documents, they will no longer be valid and must be redrafted in the new forms. If you and your Attorney(s) executed your Enduring Powers prior to 16 March 2017, the documents will continue to be valid. Enduring Powers of Attorney are very important estate planning tools and we recommend that everyone should have these valuable documents in place, regardless of age or circumstances. When making a decision regarding your Enduring Powers it is critical you seek legal advice from a team who understand how your decisions now may impact on you and your legal requirements in later years. Please call Fleur McDonald on 03 352 2293 to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation. ACROSS 1. Steps over a fence 6. Brute 11. Not bold 12. Home planet 13. Deeply engrossed 15. Hard to find 16. 401(k) alternative 17. Something to shoot for 19. Prohibit 20. Similar 23. First word of the Constitution quick crossword 24. Plant support 26. Word in a simile 28. Wild mandrake 31. Catch 33. "___ will be done" 34. Campaigned 35. Chinese dollar 37. Carnival sight 38. Offspring 40. Tranquility 41. Part of MGM 42. Birch relative AWAITING COPY Ad Number: FG9669 Artwork: FG8778 Size: 18x4 Description: LAMB & HAYWARD FUNERAL DIRECTO Account: Forward 50 Colour: F Filename: FG8778 DOWN 1. Bacon bit 2. Beauty pageant wear 3. Bestow 4. On, as a lamp 5. Actor Asner 6. Exist 7. Canal locale 8. Saudi, e.g. 9. Hat material 10. "Ta-da!" 14. Fox hunting cry 17. Skirt fold 18. Track event 21. Chair part 22. Sass 25. Magazine feature 26. Deep cavity 27. Pizza topping 29. Medieval weapon 30. "Come in!" 32. Stride 36. "___ any drop to drink": Coleridge 37. Bus. card abbr. 39. Refusal 40. Dad

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