Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Guardianship are all very important legal documents to have in place.
A valid and current Will ensures that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. The person you appoint as Executor must see that your estate is administered in the manner directed in your Will. If you do not have a Will then your estate is divided in accordance with the Administration Act.
An Enduring Power of Attorney enables a person to make financial decisions on your behalf whilst you have legal capacity and in the event that you no longer have legal capacity.
An Enduring Power of Guardianship enables a person to make lifestyle, health and medical decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated.
If you do not have an Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Guardianship then an application would need to be made on your behalf to the Guardianship and Administration Board for management of your affairs.