Deciding who to choose
An Enduring Power of Attorney will be responsible for your legal and financial decisions. Information on what to consider when appointing one.
Who to appoint
It's important to think carefully about who to appoint under an Enduring Power of Attorney, as they will be responsible for big decisions. And they must have the time and ability to take on the role.
That's why it's important to choose someone that you trust and who you know can:
- understand and communicate your wishes
- manage your finances
- act in your best interests
- keep accurate records.
To relieve a friend or family member of this responsibility and potential burden, you can appoint an independent organisation like NSW Trustee & Guardian as your Enduring Power of Attorney.
If you have real estate in NSW
If your attorney needs to deal with your real estate, the Enduring Power of Attorney document will need to be registered with NSW Land Registry Services.
Making changes to an existing Power of Attorney
You can update, revoke or cancel an existing Power of Attorney at any time, as long as you have the ability to make decisions for yourself.
Learn more about how to update, revoke or cancel an existing Power of Attorney at NSW Trustee & Guardian.