Enduring power of attorney – some considerations

By B Stead

An enduring authority

Legislation in each state and territory provides for a person to make ‘enduring’ arrangements, set out in a formal legal document, (callled an enduring power of attorney), where they name someone else to make certain decisions on their behalf, in the event they become incapacitated and unable to continue managing their affairs.

An enduring power of attorney is a powerful document 

In considering the making of an enduring power of attorney in the personal and family context, a Judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court said the following:

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