Appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney is an important part of planning for your future.

While you’re fit and healthy you can sometimes take for granted your ability to make your own decisions. But you never know if or when something might happen that takes your autonomy away, either temporarily or forever. This is when an Enduring Power of Attorney document comes in handy. It’s a legal document where you can give a person you trust the power to deal with your financial affairs.

A power of attorney is different from an advance care directive it does not give the attorney the authority to deal with other personal areas of your life, such as health care, residential and accommodation arrangements, and lifestyle matters.