ROCKHAMPTON POWERS OF ATTORNEY LAWYERS
While your Will operates on your death, an Enduring Power of Attorney is important to protect for financial and personal/health interests during your lifetime in the event that you are unable or incapable of making those decisions for yourself.
A General Power of Attorney is useful if you want someone to act on your behalf for a particular purpose, such as signing documents while you are overseas. However, a General Power of Attorney cannot be used once you lose mental capacity to make decisions.
You need an Enduring Power of Attorney if you wish someone else to make decisions for you and to include a time when you become incapable of making decisions in relation to both financial and personal/health matters. It is most important that your choice of attorney is someone in whom you have the utmost trust.
You can revoke (withdraw) the appointment of any attorney if you change your mind but only if you retain the mental capacity to do so.
The role of an attorney is a position of trust and it is most important that an attorney understands their responsibilities and duties, including any obligations to avoid conflict transactions and recordkeeping. Our Rockhampton Will and Estate Lawyers can assist attorneys to understand their obligations.
WE CAN ALSO ASSIST YOU WITH:
- Testamentary Trusts
- Discretionary and Unit Trusts
- Business and Estate Planning
- Guardianship Matters
- Advance Health Directives
- Deceased Estate Administration (including where there is no Will called Intestacy)
- Applications for Probate or Grants of Administration
- Other Court Applications
- Advising Executors on their Duties
- Advising Beneficiaries on their Rights
- Estate Litigation and Disputes ( including Family Provision Applications)