Our team of Lawyers at LAWYERS OF PRESTON can help you with the four types of Powers of Attorney used in Victoria:
1. General Power of Attorney which appoints someone to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf for a specific period of time, or for a specific transaction, for example, if you are overseas and need someone to manage your financial affairs while you are away.
2. Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial) which is used to appoint someone to make legal and financial decisions for you, either immediately, or in the event that you subsequently lose the capacity to make those decisions yourself.
3. Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment) which is used to appoint someone to make medical treatment decisions on your behalf if you cannot make them yourself.
4. Enduring Power of Guardianship which is used to appoint someone to make personal and lifestyle decisions on your behalf such as your living arrangements if you have lost the ability to make decisions for yourself.