A Power of Attorney is a document by which you appoint and authorise one or more people to manage your financial and legal affairs. For example if you wish to purchase a property and you will be overseas, you can appoint an attorney to sign all of the documents on your behalf.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is designed to continue to operate after you lose your mental capacity. We recommend that you consider appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney to conduct your financial and legal affairs in the event that you;
- Lose you cognitive ability, suffer from a mental illness or other accident, which leads you to losing your mental capacity, or
- You are not up to physically managing your own affairs.
Appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney is the best way to ensure that your wishes and best interests are fulfilled.