Who should I appoint as my Power of Attorney?

Choosing someone to appoint as your attorney is a major decision. The person you appoint will be able to make decisions on your behalf about your care, health and accommodation if you lose your capacity to make those decisions yourself. Therefore, it is crucial that you carefully consider who you wish to appoint.

Choose someone you trust and who understands your wishes. You attorney should be someone who will act in your best interests, be impartial and not have conflicts of interest. They should also have the skills to manage your finances and legal affairs properly as well as keep records of transactions and dealings. You may wish to appoint your spouse, a family member, relative or friend. However, they need to be over 18 years old.

The decision is yours – once you’ve decided on who you’d like to appoint as your attorney, give us a call on (02) 9687 8885 and we can take you through the process.