Power of Attorney kit (TAS)
Power of Attorney kit (TAS)
Appoint someone that you trust to make your financial, personal or medical decisions. Use this kit to make all the power of attorney documents that you need, saving you thousands of dollars in legal fees.
✓ Enduring & Particular Enduring POA
✓ General & Particular POA
✓ Appointment of Enduring guardian
✓ Step-by-Step instructions
✓ Simple explanation of the law
✓ Information booklet
✓ Valid and up-to-date
✓ Easy to complete
✓ Registration form
What forms are in this kit?
This kit includes an information booklet written by an expert Lawyer in plain language and the following forms:
Enduring and Particular Enduring Power of Attorney: Easy to edit Word template
Appoint someone you trust to manage your financial/legal matters if you are unable to speak for yourself.
Appointment of Enduring Guardian: Easy to edit Word template
Appoint someone to manage your medical and personal/lifestyle matters if you are unable to speak for yourself. Revocation of appointment of Enduring Guardian included.
General and Particular Power of Attorney: Easy to edit Word template
Appoint someone to manage your legal/financial affairs for a limited time. A 'particular' Power of Attorney is used when you want to give your Attorneys specific functions or impose limitations. Registration form included.
What issues are covered?
The information guide covers the following issues:
- Different types of Powers of Attorney
- Explanation of different types of matters
- Who can be an Attorney
- What an Attorney can and cannot do
- How to complete a Power of Attorney
HOW IT WORKS
- Download and save to your computer
- Follow the instructions
- Print and sign
- Register your POA.
What is a Power of Attorney?
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that appoints another person to manage your affairs and act on your behalf. This may include handling your financial/legal matters. In Tasmania, an Attorney under an Power of Attorney cannot make decisions in relation to your medical, personal or lifestyle matters. You can appoint an Enduring Guardian for this purpose. The person that you appoint as your decision-maker is called an 'Attorney.' This is an expression and it does not mean that the person is a Lawyer or Solicitor.
What are the different types in the Tasmania?
In Tasmania, there are 2 main types of Powers of Attorney, a General and Enduring Power of Attorney. A General Power of Attorney is used to appoint a person to make your financial/legal decisions and is automatically cancelled if your decision making ability becomes impaired. An Enduring Power of Attorney can be used to appoint a person to make financial and property decisions and continues to operate if your decision making ability becomes impaired. A General or Particular Enduring Power of Attorney is used when you want to give your Attorneys specific directions or to place conditions on your Attorneys.
Can an Enduring POA be used to make medical decisions?
No. In Tasmania, you must appoint an Enduring Guardian if you want a person to make your personal or medical/health care decisions when you do not have the capacity to do so.
Why do I need an Enduring Power of Attorney?
If there is no Enduring Power of Attorney in place, a guardianship order may need to be made to control a person's affairs. For most people, it's preferable to have the choice about who will act on their behalf, rather than allow that decision to be made by a Court, where the person has little say and no control over the process. A valid POA will help you to appoint a person that you trust to handle your affairs.
Does a POA have to be witnessed?
Yes. In the ACT, a POA must be signed by the Donor in the presence of 2 witnesses. The witnesses do not need to have any special qualification.
Does a POA have to registered?
Yes. All types of Powers of Attorney and appointments of Enduring Guardians must be registered in order to be valid.