Appointing Power of Attorney

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At time of deployment it’s a good idea to consider appointing a Power of Attorney.

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives another person/s or organisation power to make decisions on your behalf, relating to personal and/or health related matters and/or financial matters.

There are two types of Powers of Attorney, a General Power of Attorney which is only valid while you are living and have mental or physical capacity to deal with your affairs, or an Enduring Power of Attorney which remains valid even if you become mentally or physically incapacitated. If you die, both types of Powers lapse and your executor will then administer your estate in accordance with the directions of your will.

You should only appoint someone whom you trust implicitly to act on your behalf. When you no longer require the person to act as your Attorney it is a good idea to have a revocation document signed revoking the power. Serving members can receive further information by contacting a legal representative.

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