Enduring Power of Attorney

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

An enduring power of Attorney, or EPOA, is a legal document authorising another person(s) to make financial, property and/or legal decisions on your behalf in the event should you lose your legal capacity or decision making capability.

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Why an EPA?

Your legal capacity or decision making capability may be affected due to illness, disability or accidents.  As a result, you may not be able to effectively manage your financial or legal affairs. Appointing an Attorney is therefore necessary to ensure that your assets, property and financial interests are safeguarded by someone whom you trust to manage your affairs and make decisions that are in your best interests.

 

Who can I Appoint as my Attorney?

You may appoint anyone to act as your Attorney such as family, friends, partner, spouse, financial advisor or lawyer.  The most important issue however is that the person you appoint is someone you can trust and is willing to take on the responsibility on your behalf.  The person you appoint must be over the age of 18 years and be of sound mind.

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