Enduring Power of Attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a document appointing a person (an ‘Attorney’) to manage the property and financial affairs of another person (the ‘Donor’). If the Donor becomes unable to make financial decisions, the Enduring Power of Attorney must be registered before it can be used or, if it is already in use, before it can continue to be used.

EPAs have been replaced by property and financial affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Any EPA signed and witnessed before October 2007 can continue to be used or cancelled and replaced by an LPA.