Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between a Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney?
 
2. What decisions can an Attorney make on my behalf?
3. Can my Attorney charge for their services?
4. I have already appointed an Attorney, do I also need to appoint a Substitute     Decision-Maker and why?
5. What happens if my Attorney or Substitute Decision-Maker dies?
6. If I move interstate will my Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care      Directive still apply?
7. What can I do if I discover that my appointed Attorney had taken my money     without my consent?
 
 
 
 
 

ANSWER:

It would be advisable to appoint both an Attorney and a Substitute Decision-Maker. 

The Attorney can only make decisions relating to the management of your financial affairs, while your Substitute Decision-Maker makes decisions about your medical treatment, accommodation needs and lifestyle decisions.

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