Hi, Recently my paternal uncle has been trying to obtain power of attorney over my father's estate. My father owns his own home. He owns a unit, and he has about $400,000 savings plus a small pension. As a first degree relative (I am the daughter), I believe it would not be in my dad's interest for him to give his brother power of attorney. I think my uncle is doing this for purely mercenary reasons. I know that a person can't give power of attorney to anyone unless that person is mentally competent. My father does not have a diagnosed mental illness, but he is an alcoholic and has been traumatised by my mother's recent suicide. My question: under West Australian law, is a person still considered 'competent' even if they are usually intoxicated and/or emotionally traumatised?