In the past few years, we have encountered numerous challenging situations, such as the global pandemic of CoVid 19, which has caused uncertainty in various aspects of our lives. Our lifestyles have been disrupted, housing has become more uncertain, and the cost of living has continued to rise. These circumstances have forced us to confront an important question: What would happen to our personal and financial affairs if we were unable or incapable of making decisions for ourselves?
Imagine tragic scenarios like being hospitalized due to an accident, finding ourselves stranded overseas, or struggling with serious mental health issues. In such situations, our day-to-day commitments and plans could come to an abrupt halt. It becomes crucial to have a reliable and trustworthy person, or even multiple individuals, whom we can appoint as our attorney to make decisions on our behalf. These decisions could range from personal matters to healthcare and financial affairs—choices that we may not be capable of making ourselves.
One effective solution is the creation of an Enduring Power of Attorney, a legal document that designates our chosen attorney to act on our behalf when we are unable to do so. This document requires the signatures of both ourselves and the appointed attorney, and it must be witnessed by a solicitor or a Justice of the Peace to ensure its validity.
Considering the unexpected nature of life, it is always advisable to discuss our individual circumstances and needs with a legal professional. By doing so, we can effectively plan for the unexpected and receive valuable legal advice tailored to our specific situation. At Holzworth Legal, we are dedicated to supporting and guiding you throughout this process, ensuring that you have the necessary tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about your personal and financial affairs.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help and provide you with the assistance you need to navigate the complexities of appointing an attorney and securing your future.
Holzworth Legal is here to support and guide you throughout the process.
Phone: 07 3999 9751
Email: legal @holzworth.com.au