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What is an enduring power of attorney?

If you're concerned about the possibility of a health or mental health issue affecting your ability to make sound judgements in the future, one way to help protect your financial and personal security is by appointing someone you trust to make these decisions on your behalf.

Enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a legal document that authorises one or more individuals to act on your behalf in circumstances where you are considered to have lost the capacity to make certain decisions for yourself.

What types of decisions can be made on my behalf?

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Cooling-off period: what home buyers need to know

When you buy a home in Australia, the contract will normally specify a cooling-off period. This is the last chance to change your mind and cancel the sale without breaking the contract and facing...