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Re the above, am I right then to assume that the attorney cannot act on my behalf until I give him permission so to do (whilst I am capable) and a three day stay in hospital should certainly not mean that he has to spring into action?
You are indeed correct!
It is entirely up to you, and no-one else, as to when the EPA should start.
I hope i have helped.
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The person in question I was talking about (see above 11 Sept) has now decided to pull out as I was not ready at this stage to supply him the information for which he asked. I also have a number two on my Power of Attorney, can they be made no. one without going through all the Public Guardian Office paper work?
Thanks Al. The papers are in a safe to which I have no access at present. Will look them up after the weekend and let you know. At present I just cannot remember off hand as it was some time ago.
The EPA states that the two people should act jointly and my question was if it would be O.K. just to cut one person out without going through the Office of the Guardian paperwork ?
Thanks for your reply.
I am afraid that as you have apponted the 2 Attorneys jointly, then both of them have to act and both signatures are required on any transcations/dealings they do on your behalf.
You can't therefore, ask one of them to act without the other.
EPA's are no longer valid, and have been replaced with Lasting Powers of Attorney.
I am afraid, therefore, that if you ar enot content with the current EPA, this needs to be destroyed, and you wil need to execute a brand new Lasting Power of Attorney.
Sorry I couldn't give you a better response.
Thank very much for your answer Al. I now know what I have to do!!
Just to let you know the advice I received and the response was EXCELLENT,
Not quite finished yet. I made a mistake that in actual fact my two attorneys can act independently of each other. My solicitor tells me that all my friend needs to do is send in a letter of resignation to her which will then be kept with my papers etc.
As I did not want to appear ignorant and ask her for details I would like to find out exactly what I should put in the letter of resignation. Thought I would write it and then just let my friend sign it. Can you help again please ?
All the letter neds to say is that "I Mrs X of 2 High Strret hereby renounce my position as Attorney for Barbara Y as granted by me under the Enduring Power of Attorney dated xxx "
Hope this helps.
Excellent. Thanks a million. You have provided a great service Al !!
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