Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney


What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?  

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone (attorney) who you trust to make decisions for you or if you lose capacity and are unable to make decisions for yourself. Your attorney can act for you in two areas personal matters and financial matters.

Who is eligible to be an attorney?

Attorneys must be:

  • 18 years of age;
  • Not a paid carer or health provider; and
  • Not bankrupt.

You may appoint more than one attorney. They can act independently or make decisions together.

When does an EPOA take effect?

You can nominate when your EPOA takes effect:

  • Immediately – once the document is signed; or
  • Only when you lose capacity (the ability to make decisions); or
  • A specific time, or in this circumstance, or on this occasion you select.

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