Power of Attorney

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  • Location: Coolum Library, Coolum Beach 4573 Queensland

So much emphasis is placed on ensuring that we all have a valid will when we die! But isn’t it even more important to know who is going to make decisions about us and our estate while we are still alive!

Since 1998 Queensland legislation has allowed for appointments of Powers of Attorney which ‘endure’ past the time when a person loses the capacity to make their own decisions, and which can cover ‘lifestyle’ decisions as well as financial decisions. A much better system than the decision-making vacuum it replaced, but a system certainly not immune from abuse.

Presented by Suncoast Community Legal Service, this presentation by Cecil O’Dea from Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers will describe the process, run you through the options available when appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney and suggest ways to help safeguard yourself against potential abuse by attorneys.

• General vs Enduring Powers of Attorney
• Short and Long Form Powers of Attorney
• Witnessing Requirements
• Limits on Powers
• Triggers for Powers
• Safeguards

Power of Attorney


Date and Time


Kawana Library   

Thursday 19 July, 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Schultz Toomey O’Brien

Caloundra Library

Wednesday 7 November, 10.30 am - 12.00 noon


Coolum Library   

Wednesday 7 September, 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Ray Barber

Free, bookings required.
Booking online.

Coolum Library :
Park Street, Coolum Beach
07 5475 8989
Coolum Library

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Coolum Library, Coolum Beach

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