ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Answers to some frequently asked questions
DOESN'T MY SPOUSE AUTOMATICALLY GET POWER OF MY FINANCIAL DECISIONS?
No. Your spouse, parent, child or next of kin does not automatically have that power when you cannot speak for yourself.
If no one is appointed prior to your injury or illness, then there is no authorised decision-maker. This type of uncertainty can lead to additional stress for your family and friends and an application to the Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal may be required.