POWER OF ATTORNEY
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What if you lose capacity to make financial, medical or personal decisions? Do you have legal documents in place to ensure preservation of your wishes whilst you are alive?
Enduring power of attorney
An Enduring power of attorney allows an agent (someone who you trusts) to make decisions on your behalf in a situation where the principal (i.e you) does not have mental capacity to attend to their own affairs i.e you are not able to understand to give legal consent to an action or arrangement.
For example, if you become mentally incapacitated or temporarily unconscious due to a brain injury, accident or illness. In Victoria, the financial power of attorney allows the appointed agent to make financial and legal decisions on the principal's behalf.
In Victoria the medical power of attorney permits the agent to make decisions on the medical treatment of the principal, such as agreeing to or refusing surgery for that person.
In the authority you can also mention whether you would like blood transfusion or whether you would like to be resuscitated
Plan for your future today by contacting one of our experienced Narre Warren solicitors who can provide you with the clarity needed to clearly explain all your legal options for you.