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Power of Attorney


Give someone that you trust the authority to manage your financial, personal and medical matters. Quickly and easily prepare all the Power of Attorney documents that you need in one easy to use online form. $59

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Power of Attorney


Give someone that you trust the authority to manage your financial, personal and medical matters. Quickly and easily prepare all the Power of Attorney documents that you need in one easy to use online form. $59

Start now

 


Making your own Power of Attorney is a simple procedure and is just as important as ensuring that you have a valid and up-to-date Will in place. Because you can only make a valid Power of Attorney if you have the ability to make your own decisions, it's important to officially appoint an Attorney in a legally binding Power of Attorney, before it's too late. 

You can get peace of mind knowing that you have appointed the person that you want to handle your affairs, rather than a court appointing this person for you. 

Now, you can make your own Power of Attorney easily, without the hassle of hiring a solicitor, using our online Power of Attorney form. We guide you through each step, giving you the information that you need to make your Power of Attorney legally binding. 

With Quick Laws, you can create your own General Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship all at once, specific to the laws of your state or territory. 

Use Quick Laws to quickly and easily create and download your Powers of Attorney today. 

Why use this service?

✓ Save up to 90% in legal fees

✓ Ready to sign

✓ Legally binding

✓ Prescribed forms, accepted by banks, etc

✓ No Solicitor required

✓ 24 hour ongoing support

✓ Complete in 10 minutes


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Complete your Power of Attorney in just 3 simple steps

 

Step 1. Complete
The online form. We guide you through each step.

Step 2. Download
Your document instantly
and receive by email.  

Step 3. Sign
Print and sign using the instructions provided. 

 
 

 COMMON QUESTIONS 

 

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.

Can I make a POA? . . .

You must be over the age of 18 years and have capacity (i.e. know what you are doing) to make a valid Power of Attorney. If you have a medical condition that effects your decision making ability, you should seek formal legal advice from a qualified person. You can only make your own Power of Attorney. You cannot make a Power of Attorney for someone else unless you are that person's legal representative.

What are the different types? . . .

There are 2 different types of Powers of Attorney, a General Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney. A General Power of Attorney is used to appoint someone to make your financial/legal decisions but stops if you have impaired decision making ability. An Enduring Power of Attorney is used for financial/legal, personal or medical decisions and continues to operate if you have impaired decision making ability.

Why do I need a POA? . . .

An Enduring Power of Attorney can give you peace of mind as it gives you control over who you want to look after your important affairs should anything ever happen to you. If you ever suffer a serious accident or illness and don't have an Enduring Power of Attorney in place, a Court can appoint someone to act on your behalf. This is also done at a time when you are most vulnerable.

How do I sign a POA? . . .

Most legal documents need to be signed and witnessed. This includes a Power of Attorney. Most states in Australia prohibit the electronic signing of a Power of Attorney. It's best to arrange for at least one authorised witness to watch you sign a Power of Attorney. Whether a witness is authorised depends on where you live. The specific signing instructions are different between each state. Our forms include simple to follow signing instructions, that are tailored to each state.

Can I sign a POA if I have a disability? . . .

In some circumstances, you can have someone sign on your behalf, though there are special rules that apply, depending on the state where you live. The forms include this provision if needed. However, the witness must be satisfied that the person making the Power of Attorney understands the effect of the document they are signing. A Power of Attorney is a powerful document. You are giving someone the power to deal with important matters on your behalf, such as transferring property or making life-changing decisions about your medical treatment. You should understand the powerful nature of this document and the effect that it has.

I gave my nephew an Enduring POA, does this include the power to make decisions about medical treatment? . . .

This will depend on the specific wishes stated in the Enduring POA. It may also depend on the law in your state. For example, in South Australia, an Enduring POA has now been replaced by an Advance Personal Plan.

Can I appoint more than 1 person as my Attorney? . . .

In general, yes. You can appoint more than one person if you wish. You can appoint each person to make decisions about separate matters (“severally”) or about all matters for which they will need to agree (“jointly”). However, in some states, such as Victoria, you can only appoint one person to make decisions about medical treatment.

Does a General POA last after I have had an accident and I am unable to make decisions for myself? . . .

No. The power automatically cancels when you lose your decision-making ability. An Enduring POA operates when you can't make decisions for yourself.

 
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