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What happens to a power of attorney or deputyship if someone passes away?

If the account holder passes away, attorneys and deputies will no longer have access to the account(s): Powers of attorney and Court of Protection orders cease upon death.

If multiple attorneys have been appointed in a joint capacity and one of them dies, the Power of Attorney for all remaining attorneys is revoked, unless a replacement is appointed. If multiple attorneys were appointed with ‘joint and several’ capacity, the surviving attorneys can continue with access to the account(s).

 

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