Assigning a Power of Attorney can be an extremely helpful and practical thing to do. At Lusa Legal appointing a power of attorney in Spain can give you the peace of mind that your legal matters and transactions will be taken care of as you wish, with your best interest in mind.
What is a Power of Attorney?
Delegating a person to become a power of attorney means that you have given legal authority to someone you trust to carry out a specified set of activities. The power of attorney is legally authorized to handle all matters that have been specifically delegated to them. This is especially helpful if you are unable to travel to Spain yourself.
You may be wondering, “Is my power of attorney valid in Spain?” In order for a power of attorney that has been authorized in another country to be valid in Spain, there must be a certificate called an Apostille (‘Hague Apostille’) attached to it. The Hauge Apostille will allow the power of attorney document to be immediately valid and recognized in Spain
What matters can a Power of Attorney handle in Spain?
A power of attorney is able to handle a wide variety of different matters on your behalf, such as:
- Buy or sell property.
- Handle wills or inheritance matters.
- Obtain your NIE number.
- Handle tax issues.
- Deal with bank transactions.
- Handle court proceedings in Spain.
What are the Obligations of a Power of Attorney in Spain?
A power of attorney is obligated to act on your behalf by strictly following your specific instructions. They are only allowed to act within the power that has been granted to them and are fully responsible for any damages that they may incur as a result of their actions or negligence.
How can a Power of Attorney be terminated in Spain?
The power of attorney can make the choice to resign at any time and likewise, the donor can revoke the attorney’s power at any time as well. To do so, a Deed of Revocation must be executed and authorized through a notary.
The power of attorney is also terminated if either the attorney or the donor passes away or loses proper mental capacity.
If you are in need of a power of attorney in Barcelona or in other Spanish regions to handle your matters, Lusa Legal can provide you with the assistance you require. We can help answer all the questions that you have, and give you sound legal advice that is essential in order for a decision to be made. Trust the professionals and contact us now for consultation:
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