Who will make decisions for you if you can’t?
A serious illness, disability, or an accident can happen at any time.
Losing capacity can be temporary or permanent and doesn’t just happen to people who are ageing - therefore it is important to plan for your future and know who you can trust to make decisions for you.
An enduring power of attorney is a legal document that states who you prefer to manage your affairs should an event occur where you can no longer make those decisions. Your authorised attorney can manage your private, business and legal affairs, including paying bills and signing documents on your behalf.
Many people choose to appoint a close family member or friend as someone who they trust as their financial attorney, however at a time of grief and loss this can often become a burden and emotionally draining for that person if there are disputes over the management of your financial and legal affairs.
For this reason many people choose the Public Trustee as their financial attorney. The Public Trustee can be nominated by any Queenslander to act as your administrator under an enduring power of attorney for financial matters, if you become incapacitated.
We are independent and impartial, and we work with our clients, their families and key people to ensure your views, wishes and preferences are taken into account when we manage your financial affairs.
We can help prepare your enduring power of attorney, witness it and supply you with a certified copy. We will even store it for you free of charge in our state-of-the-art Wills Bunker.