What is an enduring power of attorney?
An enduring power of attorney means you can choose who will make decisions and sign on your behalf if you are physically or mentally incapacitated. There are two types; the first is for personal care and welfare, which authorises the delegated person to make decisions about things like your medical treatment. The second type covers property, allowing your nominated attorney to sign documentation and make decisions about your assets and physical property, including bank accounts. Without an enduring power of attorney, should anything happen to you, your family will have to apply to court to have one appointed, causing delay, stress and worry during a difficult time. Appointing enduring powers of attorney now means you can choose people you trust to act for you.