Power of attorney is the appointment of a substitute decision maker to make financial decisions on your behalf — when you can’t or choose not to.
There is no law that states we must appoint an attorney. However, there are laws that dictate what will happen if we lose mental capacity and have not already exercised our right to appoint a substitute decision maker.
Join Professor Sue Field from Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre and Sarah Davidson from COTA NSW to learn about the importance of giving sufficient thought to the process of appointing an attorney.
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