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Enduring Power of Attorney

Secure Your Future with an Enduring Power of Attorney

We specialise in providing essential legal services to safeguard your interests and protect your future. One such service is the preparation of an enduring power of attorney, a vital document that ensures your affairs are managed according to your wishes in the event of incapacity. Usually we will prepare this with your Will. With our expertise and dedication, we’ll help you establish a comprehensive enduring power of attorney tailored to your specific needs.

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Understanding Enduring Powers of Attorney

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

An enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint a trusted individual or individuals to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself. This appointed person, known as your attorney, can manage your financial, legal, and personal affairs according to your instructions.

Importance of an Enduring Power of Attorney

An EPA provides peace of mind by ensuring that someone you trust will act on your behalf if you are unable to do so due to illness, injury, or other circumstances. Without an EPA in place, decisions about your finances, healthcare, and other important matters may be left to the courts, causing delays and uncertainty for you and your loved ones.

The decisions that can be made by the attorney under an enduring power of attorney typically include:

1. Financial Decisions:

  • Managing bank accounts, investments, and other financial assets.
  • Paying bills, taxes, and other expenses on behalf of the appointor.
  • Buying or selling property or assets.
  • Managing business interests or investments.

2. Legal Decisions:

  • Signing legal documents, contracts, or agreements.
  • Representing the appointor in legal proceedings or negotiations.
  • Making decisions related to the appointor’s legal affairs.

3. Personal Decisions:

  • Making decisions related to the appointor’s personal care, welfare, and living arrangements.
  • Accessing and managing social services or benefits on behalf of the appointor.
  • Making decisions about lifestyle choices, such as where the appointor will live or how they will be cared for.

Our Enduring Power of Attorney Preparation Process

Initial Consultation

Our enduring power of attorney preparation process begins with an initial consultation, where we’ll discuss your circumstances, preferences, and concerns. During this consultation, we’ll explain the purpose and benefits of an EPA and help you determine the most suitable options for appointing attorneys and specifying powers.

Customised Document Preparation

Based on the information gathered during the initial consultation, our experienced attorneys will draft a customised enduring power of attorney document that reflects your wishes and meets all legal requirements. We’ll tailor the document to address your specific concerns and ensure clarity and precision in outlining powers and responsibilities.

Review and Explanation

Once the document is drafted, we’ll review it with you in detail, explaining each provision and ensuring you fully understand its implications. We’ll address any questions or concerns you may have and make any necessary revisions to ensure the EPA accurately reflects your intentions.

Execution and Registration

After finalising the enduring power of attorney document, we’ll guide you through the execution process, ensuring it is signed and witnessed in accordance with applicable laws. We’ll also provide guidance on registering the EPA with the relevant state department to ensure its validity and enforceability when needed if they attorney is required to deal with real estate (if NSW).

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Why Choose Ramsden Family Law

Expertise and Experience

Our team of experienced attorneys specialises in estate planning and incapacity planning, including the preparation of enduring powers of attorney. We have a deep understanding of relevant laws and regulations and stay updated on best practices to provide our clients with the highest quality service.

Personalised Approach

We recognise that every individual’s situation is unique, which is why we take a personalised approach to enduring power of attorney preparation. We’ll take the time to understand your concerns and preferences and tailor our services to meet your specific needs, ensuring your wishes are accurately reflected in the document.

Peace of Mind

Preparing an enduring power of attorney can provide invaluable peace of mind, knowing that your affairs will be managed according to your wishes if you become unable to do so yourself. With us by your side, you can trust that your interests will be protected and your loved ones will be provided for in the event of incapacity.

Get Started Today

Schedule a Consultation

Ready to take the first step towards securing your future with an enduring power of attorney? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We’ll discuss your needs, answer any questions you may have, and provide guidance on how to proceed with establishing your EPA.

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