Power of Attorney kit (VIC)
Power of Attorney kit (VIC)
With the Quick Laws Power of Attorney kit, you get everything you need to make your own POA, helping you to save time, money and stress. We take pride that all our forms are regularly reviewed and up to date with changes to the laws.
✓ General Non Enduring Power of Attorney
✓ Enduring Power of Attorney
✓ Enduring Power of Attorney (medical treatment)
✓ Supportive Attorney
✓ Revocation of General and Enduring POA
✓ Easy to complete
✓ Step-by-step instructions
✓ Simple explanation of the law
✓ Prescribed and up-to-date forms
Version 3. June 2017
What's in this kit?
The kit includes a simple to read information booklet with step-by-step instructions and all the prescribed forms as follows:
Enduring Power of Attorney: Fillable PDF - Easy to complete fields
Including an EPA (Medical Treatment). Appoint someone to manage your legal/personal/medical affairs if you are unable to speak for yourself. Includes a Revocation form (cancels your EPA).
Supportive Power of Attorney: Fillable PDF - Easy to complete fields
Appoint a 'Supportive Attorney' under the new Power of Attorney laws in Victoria.
General Non-Enduring Power of Attorney form: Word - Easy to edit
Appoints someone to manage your legal or financial affairs for a limited time. Includes revocation.
What issues are covered?
The information guide covers the following issues:
- Changes to Powers of Attorney laws in Victoria
- 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 to sign a Power of Attorney to ensure its valid.
HOW IT WORKS
- Download and save to your computer
- Complete the document following the instructions
- Print and sign
- Register your POA (if required).
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, medical/health care matters and/or lifestyle/personal matters. Personal matters include very intimate choices about things like where you live and what you wear and eat. The person you appoint 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 Victoria?
In Victoria, there are many different types of Powers of Attorney. There is a General Non-enduring Power of Attorney, an Enduring Power of Attorney, an Enduring Power of Attorney (medical treatment) and a Supportive 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, medical and personal decisions and continues to operate if your decision making ability becomes impaired.
Can an Enduring POA be used to make medical decisions?
Yes. In Victoria, you must use an Enduring Power of Attorney (medical treatment) to appoint a medical agent to refuse medical treatment on your behalf. With the new changes to the legislation, the enduring power of attorney (medical treatment) remained the same and did not change.
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, instead of giving that power to the Courts.
Does a POA have to be witnessed?
Yes. An Enduring Power of Attorney must be signed by the principal in the presence of 2 witnesses. A full list of eligibe witnesses is included with this kit.
Does a POA have to registered?
If you want your Attorney to deal with land or real estate, your POA document should be registered with the land titles office where the land is held. There is usually a small fee to register a POA document.