Deceased Estates - EPA, EPG and AHG
ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPA”) are statutory documents which give financial control over your affairs, when you are not mentally able to deal with those matters yourself ie] stroke, dementia or other mental incapacity. We would strongly recommend that you consider making an EPA. If you wish quotation for these documents please ask us. If you suffer mental incapacity and have not executed such a document then your family will be required to institute proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal to deal with your affairs.
EPA generally remain in effect as long as the individual who made the EPA lives and do not in any way govern or influence your deceased Estate. At the date of the death of the individual any Enduring Power of Attorneys granted are automatically terminated.
ADVANCED MEDICAL DIRECTIVES
It may now be possible to make a statutory document to also deal with directions in relation to your medical care ie. that some forms of medical care should be refused etc. If you are interested in these matters please ask to consult with the solicitor separately to your Will.