WILLS & ESTATES
Assistance with Powers of Attorney
You may appoint someone to make two different types of decisions for you: financial decisions and decisions about your health and personal matters.
When you appoint someone to make decisions on finance matters, you are asking that person to be responsible for your finances, benefits and assets. When you appoint someone to make decisions about your personal and health matters, you are asking them to be responsible for your living arrangements, medical treatment and any personal matters that decisions may need to be made for.
As you can appreciate, this person holds significant responsibly in handling you affairs and therefore should be a person that you trust. Most of the time it is appropriate to appoint someone close to you, such as your spouse, a relative, or friend, however in some circumstances it may be appropriate to appoint a professional to act on your behalf. We can guide and assist you on what type of attorney is best for you and help you choose a suitable person to appoint as attorney.
In circumstances where no attorney has been appointed, we can assist you with your application to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for the appointment of an administrator to look after a person’s affairs.
If you have any queries in relation to Powers of Attorney for yourself or someone else, please contact our office on 07 4638 5541 to speak to our experienced team.