Attorney duties and disputes
An attorney is appointed to help a person to manage their day to day affairs, make health and welfare decisions or manage finances. It is a responsible position and an attorney has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the person that appointed them. The person that appoints an attorney is called a donor.
If you are appointed as an attorney for property and finance cannot act until the donor has given them permission to do so or when the donor has lost mental capacity to make decisions themselves. An attorney for health and welfare can only act when the donor has lost capacity.