An enduring power of attorney enables you to appoint someone to look after your financial and/or personal affairs (including health care). It is important to appoint someone you trust.
If you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself and you do not have an enduring power of attorney, the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal may appoint someone to act on your behalf. This could be the Public Trustee, another Trustee Company, a family member or a friend.
Making an enduring power of attorney enables you to choose who will act for you if you lose the ability to make your own decisions.
You should seek professional advice, about your choice of attorney and the scope of powers to be given, tailored to your personal circumstances.
Hayward & Co. Lawyers, Wills & Estates Australia, have the knowledge and experience to provide all your personal estate planning solutions including preparation of your enduring power of attorney.