No one likes to think about losing their ability to make decisions, but our experience shows it’s better to be prepared.
An Enduring Power of Guardianship (EPOG) enables you to appoint another person to make personal, lifestyle and treatment decisions on your behalf in circumstances where you are unable to do so.
You should make an EPOG if:
- you have strong views about how you wish to be cared for; or
- you wish to nominate a specific person to make those decisions on your behalf.
An enduring guardian could be authorised to make decisions about things such as where you live, the support services you have access to and the treatment you receive.
How we can help you
Making your EPOG with us is easy and convenient.
Enduring power of guardianship
We will prepare and arrange for you to sign your EPOG during your meeting with us.
Estate planning conference
Start with a consultation where we’ll discuss your needs and come up with a plan and a fixed price quote.
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We make it easy for you
We offer practical guidance at every step. We’ll help you work out the answers to the difficult questions.
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What our clients say
An enduring power of guardianship (EPOG) enables an adult with full legal capacity to appoint another person to make decisions on their behalf about personal, lifestyle and treatment matters.
An EPOG does not authorise another person to manage your financial and property matters.
Your EPOG will only come into effect if you lose the capacity to make decisions for yourself. Your EPOG will not come into operation while you are still able to make reasonable judgments about your personal, lifestyle or treatment matters.
An EPOA can be made by anyone over the age of 18 who has full legal capacity. ‘Full legal capacity’ means that the person must be able to understand the nature and effect of the document they are completing and the nature and extent of their estate.
By completing an EPOA or EPOG you can authorise a person who you trust to make decisions for you in the event that you lose capacity or are unable to manage your affairs. You may only think of making your EPOA or EPOG as you get older, but don’t leave it too late. You must be of sound mind to make a valid EPOA or EPOG.
If you do not have an EPOA or EPOG and you are no longer able to manage your affairs your family members may need to apply to the State Administrative Tribunal for authority to manage your affairs.
You may revoke your EPOA or EPOG at any time when you have legal capacity.
To revoke your EPOA or EPOG you should:
- destroy the original and any copies of the EPOA or EPOG;
- execute a Deed of Revocation of EPOA and send a copy to your attorney/guardian and anyone else who may have a copy of the EPOA (such as financial or medical institutions); and
- if your EPOA was lodged at Landgate, lodge your Deed of Revocation of EPOA at Landgate.
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