Powers of Attorney & Enduring Guardianships

We receive many enquiries about Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianships.

Enduring in this context means a document that can be used when you are not able to make decisions for yourself.

A Power of Attorney is a document that appoints a person to look after or deal with someone's financial affairs.  The person who is appointed should be trustworthy and can be appointed with general or limited functions.  You can appoint an Attorney with a substitute.  Your Attorney can be more than one person who can only act together or you can stipulate they can act separately.

It is important that your attorney acts honestly and keeps records of their dealings and your finances.  This document can commence immediately or when you require assistance.

An Enduring Guardianship appoints a trusted person to deal with non financial person affairs.  This appointment only operates when you cannot make decisions for yourself.  A Guardian can decide where you live and what kinds of personal services you receive.  They can consent to the carrying out of medical and dental treatment.  The document can also contain an advanced care directive.  This is an important document and must be witnessed by a legal practitioner.

Date posted: 2017-05-11 | posted by: anneday

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