An enduring power of attorney allows someone to act for you if you can no longer look after yourself or make decisions. Appointing someone you know and trust can give you and your loved ones peace of mind that you and your affairs will be in good hands if you ever become mentally incapable. 

Someone you trust

You can only grant one while you are of sound mind. And it is only valid while you are alive.  It’s important to choose someone you trust. They will have the power to act on your behalf.  If you don’t establish enduring powers of attorney, and you became mentally incapable, those people closest to you may not have a say in who looks after you and your property. Your spouse, partner or a family member  would have to apply to the Family Court for someone to be appointed.  This could be a lengthy, expensive, and stressful process for them. Appointing an attorney or attorneys while you are still mentally capable can avoid that.

What it covers

There are two types of enduring power of attorney: property, and personal care and welfare. An enduring power of attorney for property covers everything you own or owe, from things like houses or businesses to bank accounts and debts. An enduring power of attorney for personal care and welfare covers things like where you live and what medical care you get.

We can take you through all your choices. From how much power you give an attorney (or attorneys), to whether you give them control over all or just some of your possessions.

We’ll help you understand all the aspects.

Simply get in touch if you want to put an enduring power of attorney in place.