General Power of Attorney
A general Power of Attorney can operate when you have mental capacity but you may wish to appoint somebody temporarily to make certain decisions on your behalf, for example, if you are abroad for a period of time.
A power of attorney is an authority in writing granted by a person (the “Donor”) to another person (the “Attorney”) which allows the Attorney to act on the Donor’s behalf. It allows the Attorney to act as an agent for the Donor and to act on the Donor’s behalf either generally or in limited circumstances.
A general power of attorney is revoked automatically if the Donor subsequently became mentally incapable.