An enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a legal document that appoints someone else to make decisions for you if you are incapable of doing so.
There are two types of enduring power of attorney
- Enduring power of attorney for personal property
- Enduring power of attorney for personal care and welfare.
There are many instances were an enduring power of attorney is useful particularly if you are incapacitated in some way or another.
A brief article called "Looking after your property, health and welfare" and a booklet called "Planning Your Future and the Role of Enduring Powers of Attorney", are both well worth reading. They are sourced from the web site of Age Concern, a not for profit charitable organisation. The information was prepared by the Wellington Community Law Centre.
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