Blackman Legal

Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is as important for life planning as making a Will. Many Australians prepare a Will but do not seriously consider appointing an attorney until it is too late.

A Power of Attorney gives the attorney the authority to buy and sell real estate, shares and other assets for the principals, to operate the principal’s bank accounts, to spend the principal’s money on behalf of the principal and to exercise many other powers. You can appoint an attorney to act for you in a variety of circumstances such as an extended interstate or overseas trip, or for a time when you are no longer capable of managing your affairs.

There are many reasons to consider appointing a Power of Attorney:

  • you may wish to be free of the day to day demands of financial paperwork and record keeping; 
  • you may want to place funds in a secure account with interest calculated daily and flexible access; 
  • you may be going overseas or around Australia and don’t want to deal with these affairs while you’re away; 
  • you may not wish to burden a family member or friend with the responsibility of looking after your financial affairs; or,
  • you may simply find the demands of financial management have become too much for you to handle on your own.

How to Make Your Power of Attorney Online

  1. Complete the online forms 
  2. We will forward you the draft for your review 
  3. We will contact you to arrange an appointment for signature and to finalise your document 
  4. We will then contact your elected attorneys to secure acceptance of their appointment.

Costs for Our Service

  1. The costs involved in preparing your Power of Attorney will be $195 plus GST. A package price is available if you choose to have your Power of Attorney, Appointment of Enduring Guardian prepared together with your Will.
  2. We will then forward you an invoice to be paid on receipt of your instructions.

Any information you provide is maintained in confidence and strictly to assist Blackman Legal to prepare Power of Attorney documents on your behalf.