Enduring Power of Attorney Lawyer
This article addresses what you need to know when seeking an enduring power of attorney lawyer in Israel. All matters relating to enduring power of attorney fall under the purview of the Israeli Ministry of Justice.
Enduring Power of Attorney in Israel
In Hebrew, enduring power of attorney is referred to as yipuy coakh mitmashekh. This is a document, sometimes referred to as lasting or continuing power of attorney, that allows another individual to make decisions (personal, health, financial, etc.) on your behalf in the event that you become mentally unfit to make decisions on your own.
Enduring Power of Attorney Lawyer in Israel
If you seek an enduring power of attorney lawyer, the first thing you need to know is that not every lawyer can draw up an enduring power of attorney. This requires special training and certification. At our law firm, we have lawyers who specifically deal with this issue.
Reasons to Have an Enduring Power of Attorney
There are a few primary reasons to have an enduring power of attorney.
First and foremost, it is the smart decision to make in order to plan for unexpected circumstances. It allows you to clearly indicate which person or persons you wish to be responsible to make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to do so. This means, you can assign one person to deal with your health decisions, another with personal matters, and yet another with decisions regarding your estate. You can also grant all this power to one person. However, this power goes into effect only if and when you can no longer make these decisions on your own.
Second, having an enduring power of attorney allows you to avoid having this issue go to court, costing you and your loved ones time and money in the future. In the event you do not have an enduring power of attorney, only if and when you are no longer mentally fit to make decisions, the Israeli courts will choose a person(s) to do so on your behalf. The person chosen may not have been your first preference, and it can also lead to inner family conflict. Setting this up ahead of time allows you to avoid all of this.
This Series of Articles
This article is one in a longer series on various issues related to family law and inheritance law. If you want to learn more about a living will and how it differs from an enduring power of attorney, about court-appointed legal guardianship (apotropus), and more, see the other articles on our website.
Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law offices specialize in family and inheritance law, among other legal fields. If you seek an enduring power of attorney lawyer, Advocate Anat Levi would be happy to assist with any of your legal needs on this issue.