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Who can you appoint as your Attorney?

In NSW, you can appoint anyone over the age of 18 as your attorney as long as they have the mental capacity to understand what they are signing in the Power of Attorney document. It should be noted that you need to be deemed as mentally competent to make the power of attorney. 

If you are in a long-term relationship, your partner or spouse is usually the person appointed as your attorney. It’s not uncommon for trusted friends to be also considered when appointing an attorney.

In many circumstances, adult children can be appointed by ageing parents to take care of their finances and assets 

If you’d like more information or would like to book an appointment with one of our Estate Planning consultants to get started on your Power of Attorney, click here.