Enduring Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney gives legal authority to another person to make decisions on your behalf, in the event that you lose the ability due to accident, poor health or advanced age to make decisions for yourself. As there is no automatic regime for another person to make decisions for you if you become incapacitated, making an Enduring Power of Attorney is an investment in future certainty.
In doing so, you decide who will make decisions for you if you become incapacitated and on the terms and conditions you set. Being prepared and having an Enduring Power of Attorney also alleviates the burden for your family members or carers in obtaining legal authority, should you require assistance with managing your affairs in the future.