When you give someone a Power of Attorney, you give them the legal right to act on your behalf in relation to one or more aspects of your life e.g. your finances, property, or care.
TWO TYPES OF ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY Enduring Power of Attorney for Personal Care and Welfare: usually a close friend or family member who makes decisions about your care e.g. selecting a rest home or deciding on medical treatment. They can’t make decisions about marriage or divorce, refuse standard or life-saving medical treatment, or consent to medical experimentation. This kind of Enduring Power of Attorney comes into effect only when you lose your mental capacity.
Enduring Power of Attorney for Property: you can pick one or more individuals or a trustee corporation to make decisions about how your property and finances should be managed. You can decide whether you want this to come into effect immediately or only when you lose your capacity.
Choosing someone to give power of attorney to is a very important decision.
Think carefully about who you want to choose as your Attorney. The ideal Attorney is someone you really trust, someone who will keep your best interests at heart and who cannot benefit financially from the decisions they may have to make.
CREATING YOUR POWER OF ATTORNEY ONLINE Creating your own simple and uncomplicated Enduring Power of Attorney can be easily carried out online with DK Legal. All you need to do is answer some straight forward questions that we need to get us started. We can help you with anything you are unsure of or you do not know, once we go through what you have provided and we get in touch. If your power of attorney is simple and uncomplicated then our fee will be:
Enduring Power of Attorney for Personal Care and Welfare - $200 plus GST and disbursements
Enduring Power of Attorney for Property - $200 + GST and disbursements