Enduring power of attorney myths

This webpage from the QLD Public Trustee busts the common myths about power of attorney.

Myths include:

  • Isn’t an attorney the same as a lawyer?

  • I have an executor, isn’t that the same as an attorney?

  • If I lose capacity, my husband or wife will be able to ensure I am looked after so I don’t need an enduring power of attorney.

  • If I make an enduring power of attorney I have to appoint my family.