Who Can Be My Power Of Attorney?
What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and why would I need one?
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document that effectively gives control of aspects of your life to another person, including finances and health.
If a person has lost capacity to make decisions, the person that you have appointed in this document is able to make those decisions instead.
Who can be my Power of Attorney?
It is best to appoint a Power of Attorney who knows you well and would hopefully make similar decisions to you in certain circumstances. Your Power of Attorney must be over the age of 18.
Do I need to register the Enduring Power of Attorney?
An Enduring Power of Attorney is registered once it has been enacted. Once enacted, you will need to provide a copy of it to bodies, such as your bank, to establish that the Power of Attorney is able to make decisions on your behalf.
How do I revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney?
To revoke a Power of Attorney, you must fill out a document called a revocation. This will change the circumstances of the Power of Attorney, including removing and replacing it with someone else or changing the circumstance in which it is enacted.
This process is relatively easy, and the document is kept with your Power of Attorney so that it is provided to the relevant parties who may need it once it has been enacted.
For information about revisiting your Enduring Power of Attorney, read our blog here.
For legal assistance preparing an Enduring Power of Attorney, book a consultation with our wills and estates lawyers in Brisbane. We are detailed orientated and will ensure that your wishes are accurately reflected. Call 1300 AT LOVE or book a consultation online.