Unexpected accident or illness leaving us unable to handle our own affairs can happen to any one of us.
Many people believe that in these circumstances their spouse or the executor named in their will automatically has power of their affairs. Both of these commonly held beliefs are incorrect. Your spouse will not automatically have control over your affairs if you are incapacitated and a will only operates on your death.
This is why an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) is so important. When you make an EPOA you decide who is going to look after you and your property if you can’t. An EPOA can save your loved ones time, money and heartache.
At Harding Richards Lawyers we take the time to explain to you the different options available in structuring your EPOA so that you have the peace of mind of knowing that your affairs will be taken care of properly if you are unable to take care of them yourself.