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Enduring powers of attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to choose another person to make property and financial decisions for you and act on your behalf.

An enduring power of attorney authorises your attorney to make these decisions even if you are no longer able to make them for yourself. An attorney cannot make personal, medical or lifestyle decisions for you - for this purpose you can appoint an enduring guardian. 

For further information on making an enduring power of attorney you should seek legal advice.

The Guardianship and Administration Board has extensive powers under the Powers of Attorney Act 2000 in relation to enduring powers of attorney (EPA).

These include the power to vary or revoke an EPA, to declare that an EPA was not validly executed, and/or to direct and advise attorneys about the power and its exercise. 

For further information you should contact the Guardianship and Administration Board.