Without exception, everything you do as an Attorney has to be in the best interests of the Donor.
I have been advising on Wills and Trusts since 1971 and I am a registered Trust & Estate Practitioner.
Everyone, regardless of age, should have a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property & Financial Affairs (unless you already have a valid and adequate Enduring Power of Attorney) and for Health & Welfare.
This is the most common question I am asked by attorneys looking after Granny’s financial affairs under an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney. The simple answer is, “NO”!