Power of Attorney
My parents are moving from California to Ireland, they wish to give me Power of Attorney for any business they may have outstanding in California, I’m unsure if we need to complete a General Power of Attorney form or a Durable Power of Attorney form, both my parents are retired and in ill-health.
Thank you for your assistance.
Re: Power of Attorney
Certainly the former, but you may need both. The general power will allow you to handle their business affairs in the United States. A durable power of attorney is usually directed toward health care decisions, and I don’t know if a U.S.-oriented durable power would be recognized (or necessary) in Ireland; I suggest you or they inquire at the counsel general of Ireland.
Bryan R. R. Whipple, Attorney at Law
P O Box 318
Tomales, CA 94971-0318