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When you have an attorney

When you appoint an attorney, you give them the legal right to make certain financial and personal decisions for you.

They can only make decisions:

  • about the matters you have appointed them for
  • once their role starts.

Where possible, your attorney should support you to make your own decisions.

You have the right to make your own choices about matters you have decision-making capacity for, even if you have appointed an attorney.

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