New Zealand Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)We can all suffer an injury or illness that, while not fatal, may leave us unable to make decisions about our affairs. Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a legal document that enables someone who you to trust act on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Say if you have a stroke or an accident that leaves you unable to sign cheques, pay bills, manage investments, or make wise decisions about your medical care.
If no one has the legal right to act on your behalf, your loved ones would need to apply to the Family Court to be appointed as your manager. Not even your spouse can automatically act on your behalf if they are not legally appointed. Without these documents it can be messy and costly to sort things out.
Only by acting in advance and giving someone authority through an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) will you have a say in who looks after your affairs if you are unable to. Trusts and EPA's are an important part of a package of solutions to deal with risk.
Iconic Financial do not directly create EPA's. We give advice on the best structures to have in place to give peace of mind.
No Obligation Consultation at Our ExpenseContact us now you have nothing to lose. We offer a no obligation meeting at our expense. It wont cost you anything to find out what benefits you will gain by incorporating an EPA into your financial plan. Contact us today and discover how to get yourself fully protected and on the road to success.