An enduring power of attorney is a document where you appoint who you would like to make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer able to.
People think their family will take over if they are no longer able to manage their own affairs - or their Will would come into effect. Unfortunately this isn't true.
That's why we recommend you appoint someone as your enduring power of attorney. That way you have the peace of mind knowing a person you trust will be making important decisions for you when you're not able to.
The key thing with the law is the person who accepts the role as an enduring power of attorney has to show that they have taken an interest in that person in actively ensuring their welfare is taken care of.
Or contact The Public Trust for more information on 0800 371-471.
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Phone: 64 4 916 3758
Fax: 64 4 916 3778.