Legal definition of capacity
Power Of Attorney Legal Terminology

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'Capacity' means ability to comprehend the nature and consequences of the act of executing and granting, revoking, amending or modifying a power of attorney, any provision in a power of attorney, or the authority of any person to act as agent under a power of attorney.
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The Straits TimesMr Ng Wei Shee asked if a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) will override an Advance Medical Directive (AMD) ("Clarify overlap in LPA and AMD"; Forum Online, May 22). The law in Singapore allows Singaporeans who wish to make an AMD and who satisfy ... more »
ScotsmanWithout the Power of Attorney the bank would have refused to allow the husband access to her accounts, and the care home certainly wouldn't have allowed him to move her in. These institutions quite rightly insist on proof that her husband had her ... more »
New York TimesYou think you've done everything right: Your parents or other relatives have signed a durable power of attorney. Among other things, it allows you to handle their finances — taxes, bills, bank accounts, real estate sales — if they become incapacitated. more »
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