An Enduring Power of Attorney may well be one of the most important documents you ever sign.
Life is unpredictable. We may not want to think about times when we cannot make our own decisions, but ensuring you have trusted decision makers appointed should you need it can only be done at a time when you are able to make decisions for yourself.
An Enduring Power of Attorney lawyer will advise you to include an Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive when drafting a will. These documents enable you to appoint a trusted person or persons to make legal, property and financier decisions and health care decisions for you if you are unable to make these decisions for yourself. This may be because you have lost capacity through illness or accident. It may also be if you are overseas, somewhere where it is not possible to attend or for some reason wish to have someone acting on your behalf.
We can be thankful when we never have to use some else to make our decisions. It may never be used but will be invaluable should the need arise. It is easily put in place and will provide peace of mind knowing that your affairs will be managed as you would wish.
Decisions made on your behalf may very well affect the intention of your will or your remaining estate. Discuss with a power of attorney lawyer for peace of mind.
An Enduring Power of Attorney lawyer will discuss the importance of the Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directive documents when drafting your will. These two documents enable important decisions to be made during your lifetime, whereas anything documented in a will does so after death. Clearly the three documents together are very important legal documents for your estate planning.
When making an appointment with us at Williams Barristers and Solicitors we will discuss with you the value of the three documents and the legal roles and responsibilities of the appointed decision makers.
Call us for an appointment or further information on 84519040