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Power of Attorney

Making a Power of Attorney is usually one of the last things a person thinks of, but it is one of the most important things to complete in your lifetime.

A Power of Attorney is a legal document giving authority for someone else to make decisions, including financial decisions, on your behalf. A Power of Attorney can be made effective immediately or in the future if you are overseas, become unwell or mentally incapacitated.

It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible about making a Power of Attorney as there are different variations to consider.

We can Help

One Law have a team of expert lawyers who can help guide you through the legal process when making a Power of Attorney.

The steps below explain how we can help you.

We make it simple

Our expert law team is here to help. We would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with one of our lawyers by completing the online enquiry form below or by calling us on free call 1800 ONE LAW (663 529).

1

Meet With Us

We will meet with you at a time and place that is convenient for you. We will discuss details concerning your needs, who you would like to appoint and when and what circumstances you would like your Power of Attorney to become active.

2

Review your information

We will review information supplied by you. We may also need some paperwork to confirm the information you provide to us. We will consider the law that applies to your particular circumstances and wishes and determine whether there will be any issues in drafting your Power of Attorney as you would like it.

3

Commence drafting your Power of Attorney

We will commence drafting your Power of Attorney and ensure that it is "air tight" to protect as best as possible against any disputes arising from friends, family members, financial service and medical treatment providers.

4

Witnessing and signing your Power of Attorney

We will explain the contents of your Power of Attorney and make sure they are correct and you are happy with the document. We will then arrange for you to sign the document and have your appointees also accept their appointment in the document.

5

Storage and advice

We will be happy to store your original Power of Attorney for safe keeping if you would like us to. We will provide you with a copy for your records. We will also provide you with a letter confirming that the work is completed. It is important to let family members and friends know where your original Power of Attorney is held.

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1800 663 529