Your Power of Attorney
There are 2 types of power of attorney:
A general power of attorney authorises your attorney(s) to act on your behalf and make decisions in relation to your legal and financial matters. It will become invalid if you lose your mental capacity (ie, you are unable to make your own decisions).
An enduring power of attorney is the same as a general power of attorney except that an enduring power of attorney continues to be effective even after you lose your mental capacity. Most of our clients ask for the enduring power of attorney because it ensures that someone can continue to managing their affairs when they cannot.
Which type of power of attorney do you wish to create?
General Power of AttorneyEnduring Power of Attorney
Appointment of Attorney(s)
How many attorneys do you wish to appoint?
Generally, we do not recommend appointing more than 3 attorneys (unless there is a specific justifiable reason) because 'too many' attorneys can create unnecessary complications, confusion, and conflict between your attorneys and make the general management of your affairs more challenging. If you change your mind, change the selection above BEFORE completing any further steps. Any changes afterwards will erase any information you have already entered about your attorney(s) below.
Additional Attorneys' Information
Generally, we do not recommend appointing more than 3 attorneys as 'too many' attorneys can create unnecessary complications, confusion, and conflict between your attorneys and make the general management of your affairs more challenging.
For more than 3 attorneys, please provide the additional details of those attorneys (in the same format as above) in the box below. If you do not wish to add other attorneys, please go back to change your selection on the number of attorneys that you wish to appoint.
If there is anything else you want to ask or add, include that here. Generally, what you write here would not be included in the power of attorney but it may assist us in determining whether you require further advice or assistance.