WHAT IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY?
Power of Attorney is a document which is signed in the presence of a notary, in which you give us the authority to act in your name in a number of situations. Among these are the signing of contracts, issuing checks, managing bank accounts, or permitting us to represent you in Courts of Law. Therefore, it is a document which can save you a lot of time. AtDesmon Abogados, we can carry out a multitude of services for you, relieving you of the necessity of traveling, and with the confidence that you will always be consulted previous to using this power.
There are two types of Power of Attorney in Spain:
- General Power of Attorney. This can be used for a multitude of activities, such as buying and selling properties, managing bank accounts, signing or canceling mortgages, or hiring utilities for a home (electricity, water, gas, etc.). This is the Power of Attorney which is normally used for our legal services, in the buying and selling of homes and other properties.
- Special Power of Attorney for Trials. With this document, we will be able to represent you in a Court of Law.
As our client, you can count on us to act in your name and look out for your interests, even when you aren’t in Spain. Among other things, with the Power of Attorney, we can obtain foreign identification numbers (NIE), open a bank account or even buy a house in your name. In this way, when you return to Spain, you won’t have to worry about the paperwork and procedures which we have already done for you.
It’s important to keep in mind that it is cheaper and faster to sign a Power of Attorney in Spain, but if you decide to sign this power over to us once you’ve left Spain, this is also possible. It must be done in the presence of a notary and it must be translated and accompanied by an apostille. It is also possible to carry out this process in any Spanish Embassy. If you notify us, we can help you with this process.
Finally, it’s important for you to know that the Power of Attorney is valid until it is canceled in the presence of a notary. Once the process for which it was obtained has been completed, you may keep the original document, if you wish. In this way, you will rest assured that nothing will be done in your name without your consent.